All posts by Stevan Bruijns

Dr Stevan Bruijns MB ChB, DipPEC, MPhil, PhD, FRCEM is a South African/ British emergency physician (dual trained). His interests include quality improvement, emergency care development and research access in African low-resourced settings. He is the chief editor of the African Journal of Emergency Medicine. Stevan is a person of action and like for things he does to be useful to others. He has worked in a number of settings, including resource-rich and resource-poor ones. Stevan currently works at Yeovil District Hospital in Somerset, UK. He previously served on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine's Global Emergency Medicine committee.

Equitable publishing part 2: Access rules

With contributions from Thomas Shanahan (@clifford0584) and Teresa Chan (@TChanMD). Read equitable publishing part 1: Appraising an audience and part 3: Author, sponsor, mentor, replay. Over a cup of coffee Your study team has finally

Equitable publishing part 1: Appraising an audience

Coauthored with Thomas Shanahan (@clifford0584), with contributions from Teresa Chan (@TChanMD). Read equitable publishing part 2: Access rules and part 3: Author, sponsor, mentor, replay. Where should we publish? You have finally completed your data

Equitable publishing part 3: Author, mentor, sponsor, replay

Coauthored with Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) and Thomas Shanahan (@clifford0584). Read equitable publishing part 1: Appraising an audience and part 2: Access rules. Settling over a cup of coffee After some debate (and several cups of

Colour of the wind

Fair warning: this is a difficult read. Many thanks to Janos Baombe, Liz Crowe and Cathy Wield for your wisdom and support in making this post a little less uncomfortable. Before you start This is

JC: Improving patient flow. St Emlyn’s

Ed – it seems like everything is about Covid-19 at the moment and that’s understandable, but we should not forget other aspects of our work. Whilst patient flow may seem less important as we deal

Responsibly volunteering overseas

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well Ralph Waldo

About that I in team (and workplace relationships)

(and workplace relationships) Not a week goes by without a post on social media about wellness in the workplace. This is a good thing. Never before has there been such a focus on wellbeing. Even

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

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

Is there anything else I need to know? Working in Africa.

“Is there anything else I need to know about?” I was the on-call consultant for a South African, public emergency centre which was now heading into a Saturday night shift. “Yeah probably” the reply came.

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