#368 In pandemic times - a twitter message for colleagues from AMAV member Dr Eric Levi
In a twitter thread, AMAV member Dr Eric Levi highlights the differences between stress, exhaustion, moral injury, burnout and mental illness.
#366 It’s time for professional kindness
We are now at a point where COVID-19 has pushed many people to beyond their limit. And this is a time when negative and ‘bad’ behaviour can easily burst out and escalate quickly. Showing care, containment, empathy and optimism for the future is something we can do that can help.
#364 Managing yourself and supporting your colleagues during a crisis
“We shuffle patients from cubicle to cubicle, hoping that we can squeeze just one more in.”
#359 Sharp scratch – an untold story
As part of Mental Health Month, Dr Kieran Allen, AMA Victoria member, shares his personal story to help reduce the stigma of mental illness in the medical profession.
#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.
#352 Communications and Advocacy update
Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including local adult and older adult mental health & wellbeing services, the ‘Every Kit Counts’ bowel cancer screening campaign, and international day of sign languages and international week of deaf people.
#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.
#346 Communications and Advocacy update
Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including how proposed mental health law reforms will undermine patient care, the new bike helmet road safety rule relevant to health practitioners and the WorkSafe Victoria Clinical Hotline.