by Una Harrington & Shahina Braganza Whilst you tuck into your mince pies, chilled prawn cocktails and Christmas ham over the coming weeks, WRaP EM wanted to spare a thought and a blog post for those of us who will work through Christmas 2018 and New Year’s 2019. Many of us know how the negotiations… Continue reading Xmas WRaP
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
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
for part 2 - click here! By Una Harrington and Shahina Braganza Part 1 - Addressing the barriers, the sceptics and creating some boundaries This is not intended to be a recipe taken in toto to translate to other places, but perhaps act as a template around which to frame implementation of a departmental wellness… Continue reading Do you want to build a snow man? or perhaps a wellness program? – part 1
By Shahina Braganza and Ashwini Amaratunga You’ll get by with a little help from your friends! This statement is as true in everyday life - and in an Emergency Department - as when sung by musical superstars! Developing and maintaining supportive relationships with those at home and at work enhances social wellness. For lots of… Continue reading Social spoke – 16/03/2018
By Sophie Brock - Emergency Medicine Trainee I was unsurprised to learn that recent studies have revealed that almost half of practicing physicians find medical practice very or extremely stressful1 and almost half are in the advanced stages of burnout2. What can we do to ensure that we as individuals do not fall prey to these… Continue reading Social spoke – trainee perspective
by Melanie Rule This story begins with an email. I had always believed that much like a phone call at 3am, nothing good ever comes in an email. However the story of how this group, WRaP EM (Wellbeing, Resilience and Performance in Emergency Medicine) was formed, has changed that perception for me. Somewhere… Continue reading Getting started!!