Category: The philosophy of EM

Tips on how to look after your OWN mental health

DISCLAIMER: the below tips are based on no evidence whatsoever but are some pearls I have picked up during my relatively short career in emergency medicine. I however hope you will enjoy the read, give some thought to

A summary of EuSEM 2015 and what you have missed!

  The St. Emlyn’s team has, in recent years, become a regular sight at the EuSEM congress meetings and this year was certainly no exception. We attended this year’s conference, which was held in Torino (known to

Making good decisions in the ED. #RCEM15 #EuSEM15

This blog is based on a talk I gave at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine conference in Manchester, and a similar talk on Metacognition in the ED delivered today in Torino at the EuSEM

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

Understanding grief with Liz Crowe: St. Emlyn’s

Liz Crowe and Iain Beardsell recently podcasted on grief in the ED. A tricky subject but one that will touch all of us at some point in our careers. The podcast has been really well

The Art of War

Emergency medicine in the UK is frequently cited by the British media as being like a warzone, and with that in mind I delved back into one my favourite books. It certainly isn’t a modern

You are not a SHOEMAKER. St.Emlyn’s

  Simon recently claimed his new favourite word is pleiotropic, and whilst I don’t want to get into a vocab competition, I offer my own new favourite word: ultracrepidarianism. This is something I am eternally

#CommunicatED 1: Discharge & Safety Netting in ED

#CommunicatED is a series on core communication topics in the ED. What do we mean by safety netting? Safety netting is a term used to describe the advice we give to patients or their relatives

When we are the Diagnostic Test – Gestalt at St Emlyns

There are many reasons why I enjoy being part of the St Emlyn’s team, not least the chance to share ideas and beliefs about EM with some of the most thoughtful physicians I’ve ever met.

The Challenge and Value of Research in Emergency Medicine: at DGINA 2014

On 7th November this year I was hugely honoured to give two invited talks at the annual conference of the German national society for Emergency Medicine – DGINA 2014 in Nuremberg.  This conference was organised

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