Migration Migraine

An asylum seeker presents to the ED with a chronic headache prompting questions of finance, logistics and follow up from the staff.…

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Bullying in the ED

Bullying is something that an unacceptably high number of healthcare workers will experience. Despite priding itself in being a friendly specialty with a flattened hierarchy, those working in emergenc…

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Burnout

Burnout is a specific term used to describe one aspect of mental health. Much research has been done on the mental health and wellbeing of emergency teams.…

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Acting like a Boss

So you are thinking of acting up? CONGRATULATIONS – it means the end of your training is in sight. According to the RCEM guidance, you would need to have passed FRCEM and be in the final year of…

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Fishing for Vandals

This morning I had a phone call from the police. He said that last night a man was filmed on CCTV smashing the windows of two police cars parked outside the local police station…

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Hypnosis and EM

If we told you we knew of a medical practice that’s been around since the 18th century, with a strong evidence base, that can be utilised by any emergency physician, for the majority of patients (and …

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Supporting Overseas Doctors

There are many components of looking after overseas doctors. Many of them are intuitive and seem common sense, but our experience suggests the basics are often done poorly. We define an overseas docto…

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Holiday at Home

Lockdown. It’s looking likely to be extended for a while, and travel is looking less possible. Despite that, taking annual leave and having a rest is really important. But how can you occupy yourselve…

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