Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual, Wellness - organisational

WRaP EM WRaP Up ACEM Winter Symposium – Te Wero – The Challenge

By Melanie Rule and Bethany Boulton If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that a career in Emergency Medicine is full of challenges. So, Te Wero, the challenge, was an apt theme for the ACEM Winter Symposium in Rotorua this week. Did our New Zealand brothers and sisters rise to the challenge? They… Continue reading WRaP EM WRaP Up ACEM Winter Symposium – Te Wero – The Challenge

Wellness - organisational

Wellness Week – Organisational Change in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS)

I’ve had a strong interest in physician wellness for a few years now. I am a self-confessed groupie to the thought leaders on the subject and have been known to travel the globe to meet them and hear them speak. I am in awe of these ordinary physicians achieving extra-ordinary things for their fellow doctors.… Continue reading Wellness Week – Organisational Change in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS)

Podcasts, Wellness - organisational

Wellness Week podcast 2 – Creating organisational change

    This is the 2nd podcast we have recorded for Wellness Week 2019. Dr Una Harrington talks to Dr Alex Markwell and Dr Melanie Rule about how we can approach creating change at an organisational level when it comes to Health care professionals wellbeing. They discuss some practical tips and lessons learned. Creating organisational… Continue reading Wellness Week podcast 2 – Creating organisational change

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - organisational

A Recipe for the Perfect ED – by Simon Judkins

Over the last two years, I’ve had the great pleasure and privilege of visiting A LOT of Emergency Departments. I’ve also spent A LOT of time with ED Directors, trainees, FACEMs and other staff. While I still have a quite a few EDs on my President’s bucket-list, I reckon I’ve had a pretty good exposure… Continue reading A Recipe for the Perfect ED – by Simon Judkins

Wellness - organisational

The best ED in the world: it depends on your point of view. Or does it?

by Matt Klan What would make an ED the best in the world? If we set out to build one from scratch, what would it be like? I think it depends who you ask, because you’ll get different responses. Should you ask emergency staff? Those who would get to work in the best ED? Initially… Continue reading The best ED in the world: it depends on your point of view. Or does it?

Wellness - organisational

My “Perfect ED” – Making ED Great Again. by Melanie Rule

  I have had the pleasure of working in eight different Emergency Departments during my career and so far no two places have been the same. My training years allowed me to move around and experience the good, the bad and the many differing ways that Emergency Medicine can be practiced. However, when it finally… Continue reading My “Perfect ED” – Making ED Great Again. by Melanie Rule

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - organisational

ACEM ASM 2018 Thoughts and Reflections – The vibe

By Alex Markwell, Bethany Boulton & Melanie Rule We’re writing this from the airport lounge after an amazing week at Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 - On the Edge. Congratulations to the conference organisers who offered a balanced and well curated program of science, humanity and entertainment, which attracted more than… Continue reading ACEM ASM 2018 Thoughts and Reflections – The vibe

Wellness - organisational

Do you want to build a snowman? or perhaps, a wellness program? – part 2

for part 1 - click here! Strengths to leverage by Una Harrington Over the last two years at WRaP EM, we have spent many hours trying to distil down what are the key strengths we could leverage to help start wellness programmes in our EDs or perhaps gain momentum around a wellness agenda.  There is… Continue reading Do you want to build a snowman? or perhaps, a wellness program? – part 2