All posts by Liz Crowe

Ms Liz Crowe BachSW, PhD(Candidate) is section lead for Wellbeing and Editorial Board Member on the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. She is a wellbeing counsellor and educator. She works as an Advanced Clinician Paediatric Social Worker in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Queensland Children’s Hospital. She is the author of “The Little Book of Loss and Grief You Can Read While You Cry”and “When a Child Dies – A Guide to Working with Bereaved Parents after the Death of a Child from Illness. She is currently completing a Doctoral Thesis in Staff Wellbeing in the critical care context. Examining risk and protective factors with a view to designing interventions that build capacity, psychological flexibility and resilience for staff proactively and reactively. She is an internationally renowned speaker on paediatric loss, grief, crisis and bereavement work. Her research interests include staff wellbeing, loss, grief, crisis and bereavement work in critical care, paediatric sepsis, moral distress, clinical debriefing following a critical incident, end of life care and advance care planning. You can find her on twitter as @lizcrowe2

To Touch or not to Touch that is the Question. Touch and COVID19

‘The anticipation of touch is one of the most potent sensations on Earth‘ Richard J. Finch Usually, around Christmas time I can set a record for the amount of hugs and kisses I can share

Wellbeing for the broken. Part 2. St Emlyn’s

It is now several months after the event that I was so concerned had ‘broken’ me.  I am still at work.  I stayed at work.  I always felt I was safe to work, and maybe

Wellbeing for the broken. Part 1. Liz Crowe for St Emlyn’s

Editors comment: This is the first of two blogs written by our friend and colleague Liz Crowe. They describe a very painful experience and series of events experienced by someone close to us, and someone

New year resolutions and wellbeing. St Emlyn’s

I woke to this New Year to an email that said “do you want to be happier in 2019?” and I realised that one of the major factors influencing our wellbeing is that happiness is

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

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

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

Communicating terrible news: Can we do it better? Liz Crowe at St.Emlyn’s

  It’s every health professional’s most dreaded task to have to communicate difficult news to desperate patients, friends and relatives; particularly when someone has died. Think about this clinical case and ask yourself what you

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