Category: The philosophy of EM

Using narrative learning and story telling in Emergency Medicine. St Emlyn’s

Some years ago I attended the first SMACC conference. It was special in many ways but it was an epiphany for me in my medical education journey. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of

Equality and global health

Equality and global health. What I learned from being a recovering racist…

Sad action I admit I cried during the movie Wonder Woman.  I found the scene where Diana helps to liberate the villagers quite overwhelming; I still do.  I cried not because it was particularly well

Lessons Learned at #EMSA18

I’m on my way back to Sydney from Adelaide in South Australia, where this week I was honoured to be a keynote speaker at the fifth EMSA conference (#EMSA18) as well as speaking in a

The Teaching CoOp update and program: 10-12th October 2018

We are steaming ahead with preparations for the Teaching CoOp course we are running her in Manchester later this year. We have an internationally renowned faculty coming to join us, tickets are selling well and

Only a game? Infinite game theory in Emergency Medicine

Editor’s note: Have you ever wondered that you might be in some sort of weird game in the ED? The thought that perhaps we are are players in a strange, complex and seemingly uncontrollable system

Forum theatre with Heidi Edmundson. St Emlyn’s

Preface At St Emlyn’s we are always fascinated to hear about new innovations to help us explore the broader aspects of excellence in emergency care. It’s not just about the knowledge and skills that we

Codependency and the Emergency Clinician. St Emlyn’s

Editorial comment by Liz Crowe: Here at St Emlyn’s we are committed to developing and leading the way in terms of staff wellbeing.  If self-reflection and self-awareness are two essential elements in building wellbeing, then we

#badEMFest18 Day 2. St Emlyn’s.

Day two of #badEMFest18 started with sun and beauty. Some lunatics went off for a run in the morning….. #BADEMFest18 pic.twitter.com/BS3SQHVlWd — Brian Burns (@HawkmoonHEMS) March 23, 2018 Day two formally kicked off with a

50 shades of black and white: the folly of dichotomy

In this quick post I’m hoping to get you thinking and asking questions about how we measure things in medicine. And I hope that, like me, it might change how you interpret information in your

Bonded in Blood: Ashley Liebig and Noah Galloway. St Emlyn’s

Editor’s note. This blog has been a long time coming. It describes the personal impact of war, trauma, survival and recovery based on Ashley and Noah’s experiences of Iraq in 2005-2006. More than that, it describes

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