Once considered “the soft stuff”, there is increasingly compelling evidence that the concepts of Wellness and Performance1 are a core part of healthcare delivery. This applies to everyone who works in ALL departments and specialities, all hospital and health services not just those in the ED.
The Triple Aims of Wellness Week
- Ignite conversations around wellness, and its relationship to professionalism and performance.
- Provide healthcare staff with some tools to start this process within their departments.
- Facilitate connections so that we can support each other, cross fertilise and build momentum in order to make this movement sustainable.
The Story of Wellness Week So Far
In March 2018, WRaP EM (Wellness Resilience and Performance in Emergency Medicine) in partnership with ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) and ALiEM (Academic Life in Emergency Medicine) Wellness Think Tank initiated and conducted Australasia’s first EM Wellness Week.
In 2019, we added collaborations with the Australian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and the College of Emergency Nurses Australasia (CENA).
In 2020, our aspiration was that Wellness Week events would take place in and beyond EDs across the globe.
In 2021, WRaP EM and ACEM aim to focus on Connection and Belonging in our workplaces.