#370 Silencing the unhelpful inner critic during a crisis
Talking to yourself can be a powerful driver and regulator of your emotional state – keeping your perspective positive and stopping the slide into negativity and doubt.
#369 Every doctor needs their own GP
Having your own GP means access to an independent and objective advisor who can guide you at times when you need it most. Particularly in times of high stress, having a trusted GP who understands the pressure you are under is an essential part of your survival toolkit.
#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.
#365 Communications and advocacy update
Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including booster/third doses of COVID vaccine for Group 1A high-risk workers, urgent measures to support Victoria’s healthcare workers, and Schedule 8 permit requirements for Schedule 8 medicinal cannabis.
#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.
#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.