Wellness - individual

RUOK: Which is harder – To Ask or Be Asked?

Foreword by Shahina Braganza  During events around RUOK day 2020, WRaPEM founder Úna Harrington contemplated the idea and intention behind RUOK? She pondered the experience of being on the receiving end of the question, and wondered whether the confidence we have developed in asking RUOK is as yet matched by the confidence we have in answering it.   WRaPEM’s call to action… Continue reading RUOK: Which is harder – To Ask or Be Asked?

Wellness - individual

Occupation violence in health care – one nurses’ story of creating change

@wrapemtweet talks with advocacy superstar and nurse Lita Olsson about the tricky and sometime harrowing topic of occupation violence in health care. Here’s her story of creating change in that space @CENAorg @acemonline @qldclinsenate How did you get to where you are – the journey from ED nurse to Occupational Violence Strategy Unit clinical lead? It… Continue reading Occupation violence in health care – one nurses’ story of creating change

Wellness - individual

Q & A with Candice Norris – Army Medical Officer and ACEM trainee

1. What was your evolution into the defence service alongside your emergency medicine training? (which came first ? were they related in any way?)  I have always dreamed of serving and contributing to my country and medicine on a larger scale so enlisting into the Defence Force seemed like a natural transition for me. I… Continue reading Q & A with Candice Norris – Army Medical Officer and ACEM trainee

Wellness - individual

Q&A with Louise Welldon, Clinical Nurse Consultant

Louise Welldon Clinical Nurse ConsultantQEII Hospital Emergency Department 1. Would you say you pay attention to your Wellness? I think I’m quite conscious of my personal Wellness these days and knowing how important it is. However, I think it’s an ongoing challenge for me to create and sustain good habits.  I know what I should… Continue reading Q&A with Louise Welldon, Clinical Nurse Consultant

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual

Why Nurses and Doctors ARE Unfair

By Tracy Churchill - Clinical nurse and founder - Nurse professional advancement Tracy Chuchill Many people think Nurses and Doctors are kind, compassionate and fair to ALL people. After 15 years of working in the emergency department, I believe that this claim of fairness could be a baseless myth. In the healthcare system, we are… Continue reading Why Nurses and Doctors ARE Unfair

Uncategorized, Wellness - individual

ED Muso’s – Music, Medicine and Connection

Dr Clare Skinner - Director of Emergency Medicine at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital in Sydney Q+A November Conversation with Clare Skinner on ED Muso on Oct 30th The ED Musos project is growing from strength to strength. What do you think it is that attracts all of your colleagues to come and perform with the group… Continue reading ED Muso’s – Music, Medicine and Connection