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

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“I need a goat” – by Anna Ballantyne

Anna Ballantyne - Clinical Nurse Consultant in Emergency Medicine In this reflective piece, our nursing colleague, Anna Ballantyne shares her experience of some practices and strategies that help to sustain her through her most testing ED shifts. She describes the challenges faced in contexts such as triage, time-pressured work-ups and flow, and gives some helpful… Continue reading “I need a goat” – by Anna Ballantyne

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual

Calling all superheroes. Medicine wants you.

  By Dinesh Palipana There is probably some small desire to be a hero in anyone who undertakes medicine as a profession. Over the last three years as a doctor, I've seen colleagues build their careers from internship into a rich variety of clinical and non-clinical pathways. Many of my friends have remained in the… Continue reading Calling all superheroes. Medicine wants you.

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How I became a Better Doctor – My Personal Wellness plan

by Melanie Rule Wellness has become a key topic for discussion amongst the healthcare professions in recent years. It is heartening to see that after many years of silence, wellness of healthcare staff is being discussed on social media, conference programs, and every day in the workplace. It seems to have become a buzzword for… Continue reading How I became a Better Doctor – My Personal Wellness plan

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Daring to lead in medicine (Part 1)

– Bethany Boulton and Charley McNabb She’s the Texan research professor whose TED talk “The Power of Vulnerability” went unexpectedly viral nearly a decade ago. Her other special interest, shame, generally precipitates an uncomfortable rising heat when mentioned in conversation. Furthermore, throughout her research over the last 20 years, she has found - and proven… Continue reading Daring to lead in medicine (Part 1)

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual

Incivility hurts

By Dr Ellen Meyns A new day at work.  A new term.  A new clinical year.  The department is buzzing with the nervous energy of a batch of fresh young doctors:  introductions, name badges, talks, tours, expectations.  First cannula, first morphine order, first plaster, first discharge summary.  Proud people will go home tonight and tell… Continue reading Incivility hurts