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EM Wellness Week: Reflections of a wellness skeptic

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This post describes how an EM resident’s perception of wellness takes a turn after he recognizes the symptoms of burnout in himself. It was submitted as part of EM Wellness Week. ​Honestly, I’m not really into this “wellness” stuff. I don’t get it. I like what I do – yes, it’s hard, but it’s worth it. All I hear from the “wellness” crowd is talk about burnout, depression, failure, errors, quitting, crying, etc., etc.  Does anyone still like this job? ​That’s …

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CAEP FEI | Ice Cream Rounds

In Featured, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Samantha Calder-SprackmanLeave a Comment

Mike is a first year resident who just experienced his first case of child abuse. Due to the pressures of the emergency department, he was unable to debrief about the case while on shift. Mike frequently relies on his co-residents to help him process and deal with these difficult cases, but knows others who don’t have that same support network. He wonders if there might be a better way for residents to support …