Category: Compassion

How is your eating hygiene at work?

  This blog post is the latest release from the StE team around clinicians’ wellbeing. We often forget that despite being superheroes on a daily basis (we save lives after all – let us celebrate it)

Where’s the love in critical care? Liz Crowe at #SMACCDUB

  We are into the second month of a new year. Many of us in critical care may have made a resolve to ‘take better care of ourselves this year’. With promises of more exercise

Critically Ill in PED – the Patient Perspective at #smaccMINI #smaccDUB

  One of my favourite sections of the #smaccMINI workshop at #smaccDUB last year was when my Paediatric ED colleague Roisin McNamara from Dublin and I got the chance to speak a young woman called Eimear. Roisin

Things that scare me: Ross Fisher at #smaccDUB and St.Emlyn’s

  This blog post explains the background to my talk in Dublin at the SMACC conference. This talk, entitled ‘Things that scare me’ is a waypoint on a journey that I’ve personally experienced. I believe

Five risks for training in Emergency Medicine. St.Emlyn’s

DISCLAIMER: the below tips are based on my conversations with trainers and trainees. It’s unashamebly anecdotal but I make few apologies for that. I’ve supported emergency medicine trainees from all around the world and a

All the King’s Horses… difficult conversations with children in critical care. St.Emlyn’s.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again1. This blog tackles a really challenging topic in our theme around communication and wellbeing2–4. How do we approach difficult conversations with

Futureproofing EM: Why your trainees deserve it (and your nation needs it). St.Emlyn’s

  I suspect all Deaneries (locality branches of Health Education England as they are now known) have their traditions and meetings. In the former NW post-graduate deanery we have ours. One of these is Calman

Strengthening Your Communication: St.Emlyn’s

If there is one skill that we must all continue to grow and develop it is our communication skills. Communication drives the way we interact with the world and the way the world interacts and

Making ED Visits Easier for Children

Having attended the ICEM2016 conference in Cape Town a few days ago, I came across a new concept championed by PEM physicians from all over the world: the Paediatric Marketplace. If you do not know

Dancing in the purple rain: lessons for clinicians from Prince

This year has been a tough one for the loss of celebrities. We’ve lost some great people. It doesn’t seem two minutes since the world was mourning the great David Bowie and now we hear

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