#355 Mindfulness in Medicine
As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Victoria grows and the pressure on acute healthcare and primary healthcare increases, mindfulness can be a valuable technique to help manage your wellbeing.
#349 Doctors, it’s OK to take a break – adequate rest is essential for safe and competent practice
As the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for quite a long time, it is essential that all healthcare workers, including doctors, pace themselves and make adequate rest a priority.
#347 The importance of self-compassion for doctors
Instead of mercilessly judging and criticising ourselves for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means we are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings.
#345 Leadership insight: Being present so others can connect
While asking R U OK? is simple in many ways, it requires the time and emotional presence to be observant of others and to make time to check-in.
#344 Suicide awareness in medicine
This week we have R U OK? Day on Thursday and World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday. Awareness days can sometimes attract cynicism, however, they provide the opportunity to draw attention to important wellbeing topics, raising issues we may otherwise not talk about.
#340 Leadership insight: Adapting as a core leadership skill
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced upon us a long period of time working under conditions of high stress, anxiety and uncertainty. We are all increasingly aware of the huge toll adapting is taking on our health and wellbeing – in ourselves, our families and communities. So what can we be doing to alleviate some of this pressure? How can we prevent burnout, exhaustion and uncertainty fatigue?
#326 Communications and Advocacy update
Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including seeking clarification on healthcare worker eligibility to receive the Pfizer vaccine and your chance to represent us at Victoria’s Climate Change Adaption Action Plan consultations.
#325 Webinar: Thriving during your medical career
Health and wellbeing are issues facing everyone. However, we know that wellbeing is particularly important for the medical profession. Join us online to hear from our expert panel as they share their personal experiences, insights and expertise.
#323 Expressions of interest – VDHP Board
Expressions of interest are invited for two additional VDHP Board member positions from medical practitioners with an interest in doctors’ health. The VDHP Board would particularly welcome interest from DiTs or rural practitioners. Membership of AMA Victoria is not essential.