Category: The philosophy of EM

Medical Fiction: A new St Emlyn’s section

There’s nothing like a good bit of sci-fi, is there? From the imagination of the original Star Wars trilogy to the thought-provoking Matrix. Sci-fi isn’t just mindless entertainment though. Sometimes, science fiction comes true. Think

May 2021 podcast

May 2021 Podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the blog highlights in podcast form as hosted by Ian and Simon.

Digital Disruption- Leveraging Technology To Stay On Top Of Your Game. St Emlyn’s

By Leah Flanagan, Mohammed Hamza, Cian McDermott It’s that time of day again. The first alarm has gone off. You roll over… and check your phone again. Social media and technology has permeated many aspects

Bayes belief and bias

Bayes and Belief: How pre-review belief influences critical appraisal. St Emlyn’s

I’ve been reflecting on why there is disagreement about how influential new evidence is to clinical practice in the last year or so. COVID-19 has shown that the thresholds for what we believe and when

Leading yourself through COVID-19 pandemic

Lead yourself (through the COVID-19 pandemic). St Emlyn’s with Joke Van kerkhoven

Ed – We are delighted to publish a guest post from a great friend of St Emlyn’s, Joke from Belgium. She is one of a number of superb Belgian emergency clinicians that we have had

#FOAMed for academics: A primer. St Emlyn’s

This week I’m (virtually) attending the RCEM Research Engagement Day. This annual event combined an academic trainee day (14th) together with a more general day looking at research in a broader sense with lots of

Moral Injury during COVID-19. St Emlyn’s

Ed – We have previously covered the concept of moral injury on the blog and podcast, largely in respect to the experience of managing patients with traumatic injury. In 2020 the concept has been used

Covid-19 in Italy with Roberto Cosentini part 2. St Emlyn’s

Ed – Back at the beginning of the pandemic we had a fantastic contribution from our friend and colleague Roberto Cosentini on the Bergamo experience of dealing with this terrible disease. It turned out to

Purposefully Practicing for COVID-19

Working in the ED has probably changed forever thanks to COVID-19. I’ve found the experience peculiar, frightening, and relentlessly interesting. I’m sure we all have. It goes without saying that the provision of reliable education

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