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THE MIND FULL MEDIC PODCAST
Dr Cheryl Martin
Podcast exploring the broader definitions of health, well-being and optimal performance.
11 Aug 2022
Learning from Excellence and the Power of Appreciation with Dr Adrian Plunkett and Dr Ray Siauw
In S3 E8 I am delighted to speak to Dr Adrian Plunkett, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Founder of the incredible Learning from Excellence ( LfE) platform about his work and the evolution of the platform to date. As testament to the global impact of the "philosophy, practice and social movement", he has created, I am equally delighted to introduce my Emergency Physician Colleague at Royal Hobart Hospital, Dr Ray Siauw. Ray is our co-DEMT and recipient of the 2018 ACEM Wellbeing award for his work establishing the LEX platform inspired by Adrian's work at LfE. ( full Bios in episode) This conversation is a wonderful testament to the power of momentum, inspiration and building coalitions and communities of practice to make positive change in healthcare. Adrian and Ray discuss the practicalities and challenges of "making things happen" and organisational change and innovation in healthcare. Adrian is also the co-host of the fabulous Being Better together podcast with Dr Chris Turner, founder of Civility Saves Lives, my guest in S3 E5( link below) and we continue our discussion of safety 2 thinking and practice in healthcare and the use and application of appreciation inquiry. I was keen to discuss Adrian's past, present and planned future research work adding to the qualitative and qualitative evidence to support positive feedback and appreciative practice in healthcare. I thoroughly enjoyed re-listening to this conversation and whilst acknowledging that we did perhaps only scratch the surface, there are undoubtedly pearls for pause and thought here I will return to again and again. *Links/references/resources discussed in this episode: * Learning From Excellence ( LfE) website and platform: https://learningfromexcellence.com The Mind Full Medic Podcast with Dr Chris Turner https://www.buzzsprout.com/1091279/10743593-the-impact-of-behaviour-on-individual-and-team-performance-and-why-civility-can-save-lives-in-healthcare-with-dr-chris-turner.mp3?download=true Being Better Together Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/being-better-together/id1603984431?i=1000549511577 https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/being-better-together/id1603984431?i=1000553324059 Dr Adrian Plunkett on Lfe SMACC Dublin 2017https://smacc.net.au/2017/02/learning-from-excellence/ Dr Ray Siauw ACEM wellbeing award video 2018 https://acem.org.au/News/July/A-Ray-of-Sunshine Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 30 mins
30 Jul 2022
Performance Nutrition and applications in Medicine with Dr Maryam Makowski
*"Nutrition in medicine is a human factors issue" Dr Maryam Makowski * In S3 E 7 I am delighted to welcome Dr Maryam S. Makowski, Ph.D., FACN, NBC-HWC to the podcast. Dr Makowski is a clinical assistant professor in the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Associate Director of Scholarship and Health Promotion of the Stanford Medicine WellMD & WellPhD Center, and a nutrition and physician well-being coach at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford, she served as a scientific associate at Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network in Toronto, and as an advisor to Air Canada rouge pilots and cabin crew on optimal nutrition for fatigue mitigation. Over the course of her career, she has authored many highly cited scientific papers on nutrition and well-being. In this conversation we discuss her career and research trajectory particularly looking at how nutrition, hydration and other lifestyle factors including how sleep might influence cognitive performance initially in pilots and most recently applying this to doctors and in healthcare. We discuss in more details what Maryam refers to as the four pillars: hydration, meal composition and timing and strategic use of caffeine and how we might optimise these and mitigate shift work related fatigue, We discuss the specific challenges and barriers to these that doctors encounter in their practice. Maryam describes the complex interplay of nutrition and hydration with stress, sleep and mood/cognitive performance. Whilst acknowledging the growing research evidence is increasingly substantive in this area it is not conclusive and no one size fits all. Knowledge of circadian rhythms and individual thresholds is essential in tailoring interventions and strategies discussed. I find Maryam's work fascinating, highly relevant and am impressed by the organisational change her team have been able to advocate for on the back of research. I encourage you to think about you own approaches and how you might optimise these and also advocate for you colleagues in your own place of work. *References / Links*: Dr Maryam Makowski - research links https://twitter.com/maryammakowski?lang=en https://pmj.bmj.com/content/92/1090/478.short * Makowski MS, Trockel MT, Menon NK, Wang H, Katznelson L, Shanafelt TD. Performance Nutrition for Physician Trainees Working Overnight Shifts: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Med. 2022 Mar 1;97(3):426-435. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004509. PMID: 34753859. * Makowski MS, Shanafelt TD, Hausel A, Bohman BD, Roberts R, Trockel MT. Associations Between Dietary Patterns and Sleep-Related Impairment in a Cohort of Community Physicians: A Cross-sectional Study. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2019 Sep 10;15(6):644-652. doi: 10.1177/1559827619871923. PMID: 34916885; PMCID: PMC866989 *Recommended Reads:* Feeling Great David D Burns MD https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/E0B7C5D5-CD14-405B-BD0A-253F8D94A3B4?channel=db-website Brain Changer Felice Jacka https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760556518/ Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 27 mins
14 Jul 2022
Special Edition on Recovery with Dr Dan Dworkis ( The Emergency Mind) and Dr Andrea Austin ( The Revitalizing Doctor): Part 2/3 "Meso-recovery"
Welcome to this very special mash up podcast edition with my previous guests Dr Andrea Austin MD and Dr Dan Dworkis MD on* RECOVERY*. Dr Dan Dworkis MD Emergency Physician Host of The Emergency Mind Podcast and Author of The Emergency Mind book ( full bio S2E8) Dr Andrea Austin MD Emergency Physician Simulation Educator and Host of The Revitalising Doctor Podcast. ( full bio S2E14) *"There is no performance without recovery"* This is part 2 of a three part series recorded across our podcasts with a focus on recovery. In part 1 we explore "micro"-recovery and opportunities for brief and short term recovery and reset 'in the moment' on shift. In this episode we look at what Dan has aptly termed "meso-recovery" discussing how we might approach recovery pre, post and between shifts to allow us to maintain and sustain our performance and our wellbeing. We discuss what this has looked like for us in the past, where we are at present and what it might look like at its best. I'm conscious I am speaking to relative experts in this space who have put significant time, energy, attention and intention into the "work" of recovery. I think despite this however all of us would concede this is still very much a work in progress. Both Andrea and Dan have valuable perspective to share from their personal journeys to date and whilst we acknowledge that this is going to look slightly different for individuals, there are some great pearls, tools and strategies to take to your next run of days ON and OFF. In the final part of the series we look at longer term cycles of "macro"-recovery in our approach to periodisation of work, play, rest and optimising performance, wellbeing and longevity of practice. This recording and connecting with two incredible clinicians and now friends on their side of the planet, was a life highlight for me and this topic is Mind Full Medic Podcast core content. Enjoy! *Links :* Part 1 : https://soundcloud.com/emergencymind/episode-65?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing Part 3 : https://therevitalizingdoctor.buzzsprout.com/1971016/10826506 *Previous podcast episodes:* Dr Andrea Austin https://www.buzzsprout.com/1091279/9346577-falling-back-in-love-with-emergency-medicine-2-0-with-dr-andrea-austin.mp3?download=true The Revitalizing Doctor Podcast https://therevitalizingdoctor.buzzsprout.com Dr Dan Dworkis https://www.buzzsprout.com/1091279/8711930-the-emergency-mind-applying-knowledge-under-pressure-with-dr-dan-dworkis.mp3?download=true The Emergency Mind Podcast https://www.emergencymind.com/podcast Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
5 Jul 2022
Leading organisational change in clinician wellbeing with Dr Joanna Sinclair.
Welcome back to S3 E6. Returning further inspired, motivated and equipped with more knowledge, tools and specific training from my trip to California for Stanford's Chief Wellness Officer Course last month, I am delighted to speak to Dr Joanna Sinclair, a clinician leading the change and charge in organisational wellbeing in healthcare on this side of the planet. Dr Sinclair is an Anaesthetist living and working in New Zealand with a career-long interest in doctors’ health and wellbeing. Since early 2020 she has been the Senior Medical Officer Wellbeing Lead at Counties Manukau Health, working with the Organisational Development Team, and is the hospital lead for the Health Roundtable Workforce Wellbeing Improvement Group. She works to improve the wellbeing of healthcare workers at an organisational level, and has been instrumental in bringing Schwartz Rounds to her organisation to further support staff and promote compassion in healthcare. Jo has undertaken additional training in coaching and mentoring, critical incident stress management, and communication. She is co-chair of the ANZCA Wellbeing Special Interest Group. In this conversation we discuss why investing her time and energy in improving her colleagues' wellbeing has become a professional mission. Specifically we discuss : - The role, scope and purpose of a wellbeing organisational clinical lead - Building the business case and "buy in" to appoint this leadership role. - The importance of local data to drive local solutions - Bridging silos, "asking, listening and empowering" and building coalitions of colleagues already doing great wellbeing work Jo tells us about some of the initiatives, in their overarching strategy, which have worked well including Schwartz rounds, an initiative with focus on building community and cultivating self-compassion for all healthcare staff. I hope that much of her important work is no longer viewed as novel in the coming years as we embed these roles into our healthcare systems of the future. Clinician wellbeing is a key strategic priority and ultimately patient safety and care demands it. *Links/References/Further Reading:* Dr Joanna Sinclair https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanna-sinclair-92a8bb1b3 https://twitter.com/josinclanz Books https://www.harpercollins.com/products/we-are-all-perfectly-fine-jillian-horton?variant=39325418586146 Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare https://www.theschwartzcenter.org/programs/schwartz-rounds/ Health Round Table /Beamtree White Paper on Burnout https://beamtree.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Inaugural-White-Paper-Addressing-Burnout.-Bringing-data-driven-solutions-care-and-hope-to-the-health-workforce.pdf Stanford WellMD/PhD https://wellmd.stanford.edu Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 34 mins
6 Jun 2022
The impact of behaviour on individual and team performance and why civility can save lives in healthcare with Dr Chris Turner
In S 3 E 4 I am delighted to welcome Dr Chris Turner to the podcast. Dr Turner is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire in England. He is also the co-founder of Civility Saves Lives ( https://www.civilitysaveslives.com ) a grass roots organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the impact behaviour has on individuals, teams and organisations. He has given two TEDx talks on the impact of rudeness on teams and his work has resonated widely and globally. He is also the co-host of the podcast Being Better Together, a collaboration with the Learning from Excellence team (https://learningfromexcellence.com) In this conversation Chris relays his own professional journey and experience as healthcare leader and a safety and quality lead. His story of a very challenging start to his consultant career, the powerful impact of a trusted mentor and critical friend, and the evolution of skills and expertise from this experience to his future work is powerful. He joins the dots in retrospect here. He describes the spectrum of approaches to improving safety and quality and mitigating risk in the challenging, complex, every-changing healthcare environment. These span the traditional Safety I approach of focussing on what and why things go wrong through to the safety II approach ensuring as much as possible goes right. His own work in this area focusses on the impact of behaviour on individuals teams and organisations. He explains the "science of civility" which forms the basis for much of this work. He emphasises that, with few exceptions, we do not set out to behave badly to each other and misunderstandings can arise when we "listen to be right not to do right" He describes and explains his use of Appreciative Inquiry in his work more recently as a tool to engage colleagues and drive innovation and positive change. Chris shares some great examples and lessons from his own leadership journey to date. I left this conversation with many pearls and with an optimistic resolve to remain curious, listen with intent to understand and start small but continue to dream big. *Links / References :* Civility Saves Lives https://www.civilitysaveslives.com The impact of Rudeness on Teams Dr Chris Turner TEDx Exeter https://youtu.be/4RUIhjwCDO0 Being Better Together Podcast https://www.civilitysaveslives.com/podcast Learning From Excellence ( LEX) https://learningfromexcellence.com Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 24 mins
5 May 2022
Bonus episode with Dr Sarah Dalton : Introducing Mentor MD pilot
I interrupt a brief podcast hiatus from bonny Scotland to bring you some exciting information about a pilot mentoring project Mentor MD inspired by previous S3 podcast guest, Paediatric Emergency physician, clinical leader and coach, Dr Sarah Dalton and her coaching partner at Capstan Rita Holland. I am delighted for The Mind Full Medic podcast to support the pilot project and contribute as a mentor. You will recognise some previous incredible podcast guests in the mentor line up Dr Todd Fraser co-founder of the Osler platform, Dr Amandeep Hansra, co-founder of Creative Careers in Medicine and Dr Kim Hansen, Emergency Physician, Chair of the Emergency Medicine Foundation and Advancing women in Emergency Medicine committee. See links to previous episodes below. The pilot will take place Friday June 3 2022 07:45-09:00 AEDT on a virtual platform. In this short trailer episode listen to Dr Sarah Dalton describe the concept and idea behind Mentor MD and register using the link below. Regular podcast listeners will recognise many of the themes we may discuss. I look forward to joining some of you then! Mentor MD brief Twenty-four mentees are allocated to eight experienced and outstanding clinician mentors to address various challenges and opportunities across a range of interest areas including: * Medical Podcasting * Health Systems * Health Data Analytics * Clinical Entrepreneurs * Being Well and Flourishing at Work * Medical Leadership * Career Transitions * Transition to Retirement * Clinician as Coach * Quality & Safety * Clinical Researcher/Academic *How to register for Mentor MD / More information:* https://events.humanitix.com/mentor-md https://capstan.com.au/be-mentored/ *Other Links references: ** **Podcast Episodes with Mentor MD mentors ** *Dr Amandeep Hansra https://www.buzzsprout.com/1091279/8616316 Dr Kim Hansen https://www.buzzsprout.com/1091279/4895300 Dr Todd Fraser https://www.buzzsprout.com/1091279/10064044 Friday June 3 2022 is also Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day Find out more about this years' event here : https://www.crazysocks4docs.com.au Listen to my conversation in S2E4 with Dr Geoff TooGood ( founder of CRS4D) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1091279/8360533 Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not neces
4 Apr 2022
Exploring the healthcare space with Dr Mark Shapiro MD.
In S3 E4 I am delighted to welcome* Dr Mark Shapiro MD* to the podcast. Dr Shapiro is a Hospitalist in full time clinical practice in Sonoma Vally, California. He is board certified in internal medicine, attained in University of California, San Diego. He has a BA in history from University of California, Los Angeles and spent some time as a sports journalist as an undergraduate. Notably he is the creator, producer and host of the fabulous *Explore the Space Podcast*, a show focused on bringing healthcare providers and consumers together through conversation with leaders across a diverse spectrum of disciplines, expertise and interests. Mark is also a TEDx speaker and delivered his first TEDx talk in March 2021 on using compliments as a lever in health care ( link below). Dr Shapiro is an active voice on Twitter, a fan of the TV show Ted Lasso and inspiration behind the #MedLasso movement. He is also an avid home coffee roaster and Peloton bike rider. In this conversation Mark takes me on a ride of wit and wonder as we explore his own creative career in healthcare. We discuss his professional role as a hospitalist and the increasingly rarity and value of generalist skills in modern healthcare. He tells me about his passion and purpose as a podcaster and inspiration behind the Explore the Space show and arc of the podcast to date. With his obvious talent as a podcaster and a background in sports journalism, I am keen to glean tips and explore his own thoughts on the place for media training in medicine. We discuss the place of social media platforms in medicine and potential podcasting affords to create connection, community and forge friendships in challenging times. I am particularly interested to hear about the momentum and inspiration behind the *#medlasso *movement which has gained considerable traction in our healthcare community. Mark discusses his TEDx experience and talk on using compliments as a lever in medicine. This conversation takes some delightful side trails into endurance running, the art and science of coffee roasting and why #medgrind has gained traction. I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and did feel I was getting some "coach Shapiro" schooling in the art of podcasting and rhetoric. Enjoy! More about *Dr Mark Shapiro :** *TEDx Talk 2021 https://youtu.be/NMCsoYJ1b6k * Explore the Space Show :* https://www.explorethespaceshow.com https://www.instagram.com/explorethespaceshow https://twitter.com/ETSshow * Other links references:* Learning from excellence https://learningfromexcellence.com Civility saves lives https://www.civilitysaveslives.com Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 12 mins
26 Mar 2022
Blazing trails and cultivating connection to community and land with Lincoln Quilliam
In S3 E 3 I am delighted to welcome Lincoln Quilliam to the podcast. Lincoln is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager with a passion for adventure, travel and innovation. He is the Founder and Race director of the Kunyani Mountain Run, Run director at the Kunyani Trail Series, Owner of Trail Ventures and Vice President at the Tasmanian Trail Running Association. He is a recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship Tasmania and a previous graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders I- Lead programme. In this conversation we discuss his leadership journey and various roles in the Tasmanian trail running community. Lincoln speaks about his upcoming inaugural event the Kunyani Mountain Run in Hobart. He tells us about the journey of KMR from its inception to the present date and I am interested to how and why he has succeeded where others have stumbled. He reflects on his professional skill set and training and experience to date, which have assisted in bringing a team of local stakeholders and dedicated volunteers, including, fellow running enthusiasts, together to make this event happen. In particular I am also keen to explore his passion and deep respect for his birth city and local land and the various ways he has helped to cultivate community and connection to the trails. Lincoln has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship and will finally venture overseas in the second half of 2022, after pandemic-related travel setbacks, to study the global trail running scene in more depth. He hopes to return with new insights to help progress his vision for his local trail community in Tasmania. I throughly enjoyed this conversation and an opportunity to speak about my beloved trail running. Lincoln could easily lead a public health campaign promoting the physical, mental and social benefits of getting out walking and running in natural settings with a group of fellow humans. There are many pearls and we revisit themes of purpose, leadership, and the importance of connection to people and place. Enjoy! Links/References: More about Lincoln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lincoln-quilliam https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellow/lincoln-quilliam-tas-2020/ https://www.tasmanianleaders.org.au https://www.facebook.com/trailventurestasmania/ The Kunyani Mountain Run: https://www.kunanyimountain.run The Kunyani Trail Series https://kunanyitrailseries.com.au Tasmania and Hobart Trail Running Groups: https://www.facebook.com/T.T.R.asn/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/387764338070728/ Cheryl's Book Recommendations: Feet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith https://richardaskwith.co.uk/books/feet-in-the-clouds/ The Mountains are Calling, Jonny Muir https://sandstonepress.com/books/the-mountains-are-calling Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 6 mins
7 Mar 2022
Lessons in Leadership and Coaching Conversations with Dr Sarah Dalton.
In S3E2 I am delighted to welcome* Dr Sarah Dalton, B. Med MMgt (Hlth) FRACP GAICD,* to the podcast. Dr Dalton is the Director of Clinical Engagement at eHealth NSW, a Paediatric Emergency Physician and a professional Coach offering services to health executives and clinical leaders through Capstan Partners in Sydney. In this wonderful conversation we explore Sarah's clinical and non-clinical roles and career trajectory punctuated in her words with happenstance, curiosity and a determination to make things happen. Sarah has a long-standing interest in leadership development with a wealth of experience in systems leadership roles and we explore her leadership journey to date in the first part of the episode. She suggests that the most valuable lessons are to be learned on the job and also credits the opportunity to receive executive coaching herself early in her leadership career. We discuss definitions and styles of leadership, change management, imposter syndrome, embracing vulnerability and the incorporation of leadership skills, training and development into clinical training. In the second part of the episode we explore her coaching journey from coachee to coach. I am interested in her perspective as both physician and coach. We discuss coaching for "positions and transitions" in medical careers, motivation, indentity and much more. Sarah discusses the The ABC framework ( Autonomy, Belonging and Contribution) of our core work needs in healthcare and the role of coaching can play to improve our wellbeing. Sarah tells about recent research work in collaboration with the Black Dog Institute on the value of short 30 minute coaching sessions for doctors. This conversation could easily translate to an entire podcast "Coaching Conversations with Dr Dalton", you read it here first. I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Sarah and look forward to many more in the future. Enjoy. *Contact Dr Dalton /Find out more about Coaching services/Physician Coaching Research Study :* https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-dalton-64a25348/ https://capstan.com.au https://capstan.com.au/our-research/ *Other Links/ references discussed here:* Daniel Pink's Motivation Theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc The ABC Framework https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/courage-compassion-supporting-nurses-midwives HRT/Beamtree collaboration White Paper https://www.healthroundtable.org/Join-Us/Thought-Leadership/Addressing-Burnout Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 49 mins
13 Feb 2022
Digital innovation and progressing the art, science and safety of healthcare practice with Dr Todd Fraser.
Welcome back to Season 3 Episode 1. I am delighted to introduce Dr Todd Fraser. Todd is an Intensive care specialist and aeromedical retrieval physician currently living and working in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. He has held director and senior leadership roles wearing both of these hats. Todd is also an experienced medical educator and supervisor of training. He is the co-founder of digital platform Osler Tech. This conversation explores Dr Fraser's expertise and particular interests at the intersection between teaching, training and supervision, patient safety and clinical governance. We discuss his own career trajectory and journey to date, the inspiration and impetus which led him to co-found Osler several years ago and the evolution of the platform to date. Familiar themes are revisited, including the art of our practice and teaching and training for technical and non-technical skills. I particularly found value in our discussion of longevity of practice and maintenance of skills and performance as specialist. Todd shares his perspective as medical educator and supervisor and explores the role of the supervisor, utility of the portfolio, feedback and art of honest self-appraisal. We discuss patient and clinician safety, risk and error and medicine, the sequelae of adverse outcomes and the role technology like Osler might have in future healthcare practice for organisations and individuals. I left this conversation with much to ponder for myself and my profession but hopeful for a future where we use smart and innovative technology to benefit our patients and each other. Episode links/references: *Dr Todd Fraser * https://twitter.com/Sunnydoc72 https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-fraser-ab9a8925/ *Osler Tech* https://oslercommunity.com https://osler.app.link/yGBv7k3dtnb https://osler.app.link/gMWAvRgaYgb *Rate/review/subscribe:* https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-mind-full-medic-podcast/id1513559414 https://www.themindfullmedicpodcast.com Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations. The podcast host declares that there are no conflicts of interest.
1 hr 27 mins
2 Jan 2022
Season 2 wrap up and wellbeing 2.0 with Dr Cheryl Martin
Season 2 / 2021 wrap up. Thank you to listeners and our growing global community. Another opportunity to review the year and season that was and to give particular thanks to my incredible guests for generously and enthusiastically sharing their time, expertise and perspective. I am very proud of the space we are creating. I discuss this paper by Dr Tait Shanafelt which articulates the future of sustaining the wellbeing, performance and longevity of practice of physicians. *Physician Well-being 2.0:Where are We and Where Are We Going? Tait D. Shanafelt MD DOI:**https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2021.06.005* Wellbeing 2.0 is characterised in this article by : *Human Qualities Vulnerability Work-life integration Self-compassion Community Meaning and Connection* These are themes which recur through season 1 and 2. Top Reads : *1. The Emergency Mind Dr Dan Dworkis ( S 2 E 7)*https://www.emergencymind.com/book* 2.Emotional Female Dr Yumiko Kadota ( S 2 E 3) *https://www.penguin.com.au/book…
12 Nov 2021
Studying team culture and cultivating psychological safety in medicine with Dr Eve Purdy
In S2 E15 I am delighted to welcome Dr Eve Purdy to the podcast. Dr Purdy has a fascinating skill set as both Emergency Physician and Applied Anthropologist. She completed her emergency medicine residency in Kingston, Ontario in Canada whilst concurrently studying for her masters in anthropology in Utah. Today she combines her passion and expertise using her skills to research and evaluate culture and team dynamics in emergency medicine and resuscitation. In the first half of this episode Eve introduces her research work and methods to explore the values, beliefs and practises defining culture in emergency medicine. I was first introduced to this through the video she produced "Welcome to the ED family". This resonated widely in our emergency medicine community and was inspired by research work using a simulated emergency department to produce an environment of "cultural compression" to study our core values, beliefs and defining practises in emergency medicine. I particularly like Ev…
1 hr 24 mins
11 Oct 2021
Falling back in love with Emergency Medicine 2.0 with Dr Andrea Austin.
In S2 E14 I am delighted to welcome Dr Andrea Austin MD, FACEP, FAAEM, CHSE to the podcast. Dr Austin is an Emergency Physician and Simulation educator based in Southern California. She graduated medical school from the University of Iowa and completed her emergency medicine residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego ( NMCSD) Dr Austin was the first female emergency physician to be stationed at Navy Trauma Training Center ( NTTC) at LA County + USC, one of the busiest trauma centers in the United States. As the emergency medicine physician and simulation director at NTTC, she trained hundreds of military medical personnel in the latest trauma advances to prepare them to provide medical care in austere environments. In 2016 she deployed to Iraq as part of a Shock Trauma Platoon. Andrea will also be familiar to many listeners as the co-host of The Emergency Mind podcast with previous guest Dr Dan Dworkis. Her voice has kept me and many anchored through this challenging time. Her most re…
1 hr 51 mins
18 Sept 2021
Communication in crisis, the value of deep work, dealing with trauma and other lessons from the newsroom with Melissa Clarke.
In S2 E13 I am delighted to welcome Melissa Clarke to the podcast. Melissa is a political reporter with the ABC, working at Parliament House in Canberra. It’s a job she has had, with a few interludes, for more than a decade. She reports on politics, parliament and national affairs across a range of radio and television programs, as well as ABC digital news site. Melissa’s reporting experience spans beyond politics though, having been a foreign correspondent based at the ABC London bureau, reporting from Pacific nations, and reporting in-depth on issues including the environment, national security and justice - and the occasional bushfire. Away from the work, Melissa is a dedicated runner who has experienced a brief period of success at the high performance level, but has had a lifelong passion for running, endurance challenges and the great outdoors. In this conversation we discuss and explore Melissa's work as a reporter and I draw some parallels with my own profession and day-to…
2 hrs 1 min
30 Aug 2021
What can doctors learn from athletes about training for performance with Dr Alice McNamara and Dr Charlotte Durand
In S2E12 I am delighted to welcome Dr Alice McNamara and Dr Charlotte Durand to the podcast. Alice is sport and exercise medicine registrar in Melbourne, Australia. She is also a dual world champion rower with over a decade of experience on the Australian women’s rowing team. She qualified for the lightweight women’s double for the London Olympic Games and attended the Beijing games as an alternate. (Full Bio in episode. ) Charlotte is an emergency registrar working in Darwin, NT. She is also a triathlete and competed for Australia in the 2018 ITU world triathlon finals. (Again full bio in episode.) In this conversation we discuss their respective backgrounds and careers to date in both sport and medicine and use as a platform to explore the themes of optimising performance and supporting wellbeing for doctors ( and indeed anyone looking to do this in their life). Alice and Charlotte use their experiences in sport and apply the performance lens to their medical training. They c…
2 hrs 1 min
24 Jul 2021
A Psychologist's guide to life and running with Luke Pryor.
In episode 11 Season 2 I'm delighted to welcome Luke Pryor BPsych (Hons) MPsych (Clin), MAPS. Luke is a clinical psychologist based in Queensland. He is also an impressive ultra runner. Luke has a background in human movement, sports and exercise science and has worked with elite and recreational athletes and teams. He found himself increasingly drawn to the mental aspects of performance which led him to undertake extensive further training leading to a Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2012. Over the past decade Luke has worked in public and private practice and has experience in several areas including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and sports psychology and performance. Luke uses evidence-based therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing and has particular interests in compassion focused therapy and mindfulness, which we discuss here. His professional background and interests make him very well placed to work with runners, athletes and indivi…
1 hr 32 mins
8 Jul 2021
The Magic of Movement for our Mind with Dr Brendon Stubbs
In S 2 E 10 I am delighted to welcome Dr Brendon Stubbs BSc ( Hons) Physiotherapy Msc ( Neuro-rehabilitation ),PhD( Pain Medicine and Rehab) . Dr Stubbs is a clinical-academic researcher with main interests in physical activity and mental health, ageing and meta-research. He has a fascinating skill set as both clinician and practising mental health physiotherapist and leading researcher nationally and internationally on the role of physical activity and movement in prevention and adjunctive treatment for mental health and wellbeing. He works with collaborators world wide and has published over 500 academic papers in leading journals across multiple scientific fields. I first listened to Brendon on another podcast and was fascinated by his work and translational research to help clinicians and patients in clinical practice. In this conversation Brendon speaks about his own career journey to date. He summarises his encyclopaedic knowledge on this topic of movement and physical activit…
1 hr 34 mins
28 Jun 2021
Conscious living, addressing health inequalities and the power of authentic conversations with Dr Rachel Beanland.
In S2 E 9 I am delighted to introduce Dr Rachel Beanland MBChB MPH FFPH. Rachel is a public health clinician and independent consultant and health advisor. Originally from the UK, and with two decades of experience working in the areas of infectious diseases and public health, Rachel now works and lives in France. She is a passion advocate for work to reduce health inequalities for populations, communities and individuals and empowering others to live and work more consciously. In her personal quest to be the conscious creator of her life and career, Rachel now combines her public health work with a number of other "hats". She is host of The Authentic Tea podcast. In her podcast Rachel has engaging conversations with women in medicine to explore how they consciously find ways to live more mindfully and be their authentic selves. In her podcast Rachel discusses her journey of personal empowerment and to find her own true voice. Rachel is also a yoga and meditation teacher and now share…
1 hr 21 mins
16 Jun 2021
The Emergency Mind : applying knowledge under pressure with Dr Dan Dworkis
In S 2 E 8 I am delighted to speak to Dr Dan Dworkis MD PhD FACEP. Dan is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at LAC and USC and is based in Santa Monica, California. He is notably the founder, creator and inspiration behind the Emergency Mind Podcast http://bit.ly/emindpod and most recently the Emergency Mind book http://bit.ly/emindbook. In this episode I have the opportunity to delve into his emergency mind. We discuss the evolution of his own journey as an Emergency physician and his passion for the subject of application of knowledge under pressure and how we might seek to improve this as any learned skill. In the Emergency Mind podcast Dan explores this, taking experience and examples from experts in the ER and other fields and disciplines. This has allowed him overtime to develop mental models and cognitive frameworks that we might use and apply ourselves. In this conversation Dan explores some of the concepts, as relayed in the book in more detail. ( Sangfroid, Wabi-…
1 hr 17 mins
2 Jun 2021
Creative Careers in Medicine and building community through connection with Dr Amandeep Hansra
Welcome back to Season 2 Episode 7. In this episode I am delighted to introduce Dr Amandeep Hansra to the podcast. Dr Hansra is a practicing GP in Sydney and a leader in digital health and telehealth in Australia. She is a director of Caligo Health. She was the first CEO & Medical Director of Telstra’s telemedicine business, ReadyCare and also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Telstra Health. Amandeep works as an advisor to many digital health companies and sits on a number of committees and boards with organisations such as the Australian Medical Association, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, NPS Medicinewise and the Australian Institute of Digital Health as well as being a Clinical Reference Lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency. She holds a Master’s in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is a Graduate of the AICD and was awarded the “Women Leading in Business Scholarship” for the Global Executive MBA at the University of Sydney. In addition…
23 May 2021
Applied artificial intelligence in human performance and professional wellbeing with Tal Brown CEO and Co-Founder at Zone7 : from sport to healthcare and beyond.
In this episode I am delighted to introduce Tal Brown CEO and Co-founder at Zone7. Tal has a background in computer science and systems engineering and began his career as a big data engineer in the Israel Defense Force. He subsequently became a senior director of product management at Salesforce where he founded the organisation's first AI product team responsible for data science applications used by millions of sales professionals. Since 2017 at Zone 7 he has been developing and and applying proprietary artificial intelligence to assist athletes, coaches and medical teams forecast injury risk and attain peak performance. More recently the focus has expanded to include other disciplines outside sport, including healthcare and the military, where machine learning tools could be used to assist in optimising performance and protecting the wellbeing of the workforce. In this conversation Tal breaksdown what artificial intelligence actually is and discusses its use to date in the elit…
16 May 2021
How our food can influence our mood, lifestyle interventions in scientific research and translating evidence into practice with Associate Professor Adrienne O'Neil.
In episode 5 I am delighted to speak to Associate Professor Adrienne O' Neil. Adrienne is a behavioural scientist and director of Heart and Mind Research at IMPACT. For over a decade she has been researching the link between mental and cardiovascular health and particularly investigating the role lifestyle plays in the onset and outcomes of depression and cardiovascular disease. More recently she was appointed as deputy director of Food and Mood Centre at Deakin. She is one of the lead investigators in the landmark SMILEs trial which is one of the first clinical trials showing a positive adjunctive role for a dietary intervention in depression. As a behavioural scientist she has a particular interest in the translation of evidence into clinical practice and is part of an International Taskforce collaborating to produce guidelines on the implementation of lifestyle interventions in practice. In this episode we discuss her fascinating research including the SMILEs trial and current and f…
1 hr 13 mins
19 Apr 2021
Walking the talk and addressing the "missing middle" in mental health advocacy with cardiologist, Beyond Blue ambassador and founder of Crazy Socks 4 Docs, Dr Geoff Toogood.
In this episode I am delighted to welcome Dr Geoff Toogood. Geoff is a consultant cardiologist based in Victoria. In addition to his busy clinical role, he wears several other important hats. He is perhaps most known for his prominent advocacy work raising awareness and reducing stigma surrounding the mental health and wellbeing of health care professionals. He refers to himself as a "walk the talk" doctor. Indeed his willingness to very publicly share his own lived experience with significant periods of mental ill health in the past serve as a powerful tool to help others. I have referred to Geoff and his work on the podcast more than once now and it was great to hear more about his ambassador work with Beyond Blue and discuss his own important initiative Crazy Socks 4 Docs. We speak about this year's event and the work we still need to do in translating awareness into tangible change and action. Geoff articulates this well as the "missing middle" . Geoff is also an impressive endura…
1 hr 3 mins
4 Apr 2021
Dr Yumiko Kadota, Doctor and Author of "Emotional Female" on values, the power of lived experience and addressing toxic culture in Medicine.
In this Episode I am delighted to welcome Dr Yumiko Kadota to the podcast. Dr Kadota is a medical doctor with experience and training in plastic surgery, a lecturer and anatomy teacher to university undergraduates in Sydney, a yoga teacher, fitness instructor and most recently she added best selling author to her long list of accomplishments. In 2019 she wrote a blog post about her experiences of a toxic culture and inhumane rostering and workload in Sydney hospital as a plastic surgical trainee. She suffered from severe occupational burnout and subsequent clinical depression. In March 2021 she released her book and memoir "Emotional Female". In Emotional Female she describes her own experiences of mental health issues, racism, bullying, misogyny and sexual harassment during medical training. In this conversation we discuss her story, systemic failure and toxic culture in medicine. We revisit themes of occupational burnout, stigma surrounding mental illness amongst medical professiona…
1 hr 10 mins
20 Mar 2021
The Resilience Project: From Page to Podcast to the Home, School and Workplace. Making positive impact through action with Mr Hugh Van Cuylenburg.
In this Episode I am delighted to welcome Mr Hugh Van Cuylenburg. Hugh wears many hats as teacher, athlete, author and mental health and wellbeing advocate but is most famous for founding The Resilience Project and as host of the very popular Imperfects Podcast. In this conversation Hugh discusses his personal journey and story behind the Resilience Project, which from humble beginnings has now reached over 900 schools Australia wide. We discuss his work and the framework for the project surrounding the GEM principles of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness. Hugh shares his experience and perspective and common themes and threads emerge for regular listeners here. We discuss the great strength in vulnerability, power of connection and importance of evidence based practice and collaboration in making positive cultural and systemic change. As an enthusiastic amateur podcast host and huge fan of the Imperfects Podcast, which Hugh co-hosts with renowned comedian, actor and media personalit…
1 hr 21 mins
12 Mar 2021
Coaching for Doctors with Executive Coach and Psychologist Sharee Johnson
Welcome back to Season 2. I'm delighted to open with an episode that weaves in and expands on many of the themes we discussed in the Season 1. Introducing the rather wonderful Sharee Johnson who is a leading coach of doctors here in Australia. Sharee combines her unique skill set and background in psychology, coaching and mindfulness to help doctors and health care professionals perform optimally maintaining good health and personal wellbeing not only in their clinical environments but in their lives as a whole. Her powerful personal experiences have shaped her vocation and career trajectory as she transitioned from patient advocate to also doctor advocate. In this episode we discuss the relationships and distinctions between coaching, mentoring and counselling. We delve into the specifics of coaching for doctors asking why, when, where and how. We explore Sharee's coaching work with individuals and groups and the Recalibrate programme. Themes of doctor health and wellbeing and the p…
1 hr 19 mins
17 Jan 2021
Season 1 wrap up and revisiting my WHY? with Dr Cheryl Martin
Season 1 wrap up a bit later than scripted! In this episode I summarise the season to date and incorporate some of my personal season highlights and plans for season 2. Thanks again to my amazing guests for giving so generously of their time to contribute to this space and community we are are creating and thanks to you all for listening and continuing to provide valuable and constructive feedback. Please keep it coming. After a brief hiatus the podcast will return with Season 2. *https://themindfullmedicpodcast.buzzsprout.com* Link to my interview about the podcast with Joe Smith FACEM consultant at Blugibbon: *https://lnkd.in/gfDAHyD** Links to the initiatives and podcasts I support and reference in this episode: https://mrperfect.org.au/blogs/news/tagged/terry-cornick https://creativecareersinmedicine.com https://masteringintensivecare.libsyn.com https://www.newnormalproject.com.au *Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for…
11 Jan 2021
Finding Joy through Music and Cultivating Creative Niche in Medicine with Dr Kristeen Barker and Freya Moor.
In this episode I am delighted to speak to colleague and musician Dr Kristeen Barker. Dr Kristeen Barker is a Consultant Physician and Nephrologist in Melbourne, Australia. She is also a musician and performs under the artist name Freya Moor. In this wonderful conversation Kristeen tells her own powerful story of finding joy and creative expression through her music and other creative endeavours and there role this has played in supporting and helping her to show up in her professional space healthier, happier and more engaged. We revisit themes of occupational burnout and compassion fatigue in medical training and Kristeen shares her own tolls, tips and tricks for self care and navigating the pursuit of expertise and sustainable practice. This episode is a celebration of the power of music to not only sooth, heal and bring joy personally, but also to empower, educate and advocate on much wider scale. You can find out more about this inspiring and engaging Doctor and Artist at: ht…
1 hr 32 mins
28 Dec 2020
Advocacy and Activism in Medicine with Dr Simon Judkins: making positive impact on the social, political and environmental climate in Healthcare.
In the penultimate episode of Season 1, I am honoured and delighted to speak with Dr Simon Judkins. Dr Judkins is an Emergency Physician based in Victoria, Australia. He is a highly regarded and well known member of the Emergency Medicine community, as a recent past President of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, and for his extensive involvement with ACEM and the AMA throughout his career to date. He is most recognised for his important advocacy work in areas including the management of mental health in the ED; access and equity in healthcare for indigenous populations, asylum seeker and other marginalised groups; and more recently the impacts of climate change on health and healthcare systems. Simon wears multiple hats as clinician, leader, mentor, teacher, author, husband and father and in this conversation we gain a unique glimpse into the mindset, motivation and drive of this exceptional Physician. We discuss the definitions of advocacy and navigating the spectrum bet…
1 hr 10 mins
20 Nov 2020
Peer Support, caring for our carers and supporting a Healthy Medical Profession with Dr Kym Jenkins and Dr Tahnee Bridson
In this episode I am delighted to speak to Psychiatrists Dr Kym Jenkins FRANZCP MBChB MPH MEd and Dr Tahnee Bridson MBBS BMedSci(Hons) about the Peer Support Initiative Hand-n-Hand they have introduced for all Health Care Workers in Australia and New Zealand this year. Dr Jenkins is a consultant Psychiatrist and recent past President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and has spent over a decade as Medical Director of the Victorian Doctors Health Programme. Dr Bridson is a Psychiatrist in training with the RANZCP and founder of Hand-n-Hand ( Helping Australian and New Zealand Doctors and Nurses). Both are passionate advocates and actively working to support and improve the mental, physical and emotional health of Healthcare Professionals. In this episode we discuss Peer Support, what it is, what it isn't, how it works in practice and its role as a pre-clinical and thus preventative health intervention. The conversation progresses to a discussion of the c…
18 Oct 2020
The call of the Wild Places: facing fears and finding flow with Veterinarian, Ultra runner and Adventurer Kirra Balmanno.
In this episode I chat to Veterinarian, Ultra runner and Adventurer Kirra Balmanno. We discuss her journey over recent years both professionally and personally. Kirra relates how the challenges of trying to be and do it all as Vet and Athlete early in her career led to a spiral of injury, set backs and burnout. She used these experiences as impetus to drive her ambition, sense of adventure and voyage into the unknown. This has led her on a life path which she previously could only dream of. Kirra describes her trail running and endurance feats as a microcosm of life, riding highs and enduring the lows. We discuss how she reconciles Kirra the studious, perfectionist professional with Kirra the spontaneous, adventure seeking explorer. We cover minimalism, what it means to be happy and the empowerment afforded when we push past physical and mental boundaries. In a year of adversity, challenge, and many lows Kirra reminds us that resilience and the ability to endure demands that we keep ou…
5 Oct 2020
Mastery In Medicine, The Art of Practice and How to be a Lifelong Learner with Dr Cliff Reid.
In this episode I meet Dr Cliff Reid, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine, whose clinical practice has spanned both UK and Australia. For over a decade he has become most prominently known and regarded world wide for his passion for Medical Education and particular for his knowledge and teaching the art of practice and the broader facets of high performing individuals, teams and systems. In this conversation we explore his own professional journey to date, his mission as a clinician and medical educator and delve into human factors, leadership, communication, how to be lifelong learner and professional longevity in medicine. In this very candid conversation Cliff shares his own vulnerabilities on the professional continuum as we discuss the trajectory towards expertise and mastery. I'm delighted to have my book list replenished by the end of this conversation. I feel clinicians and non clinicians alike will find some valuable…
1 hr 29 mins
15 Sept 2020
The Elite Mindset and Training and Coaching for Peak Performance with Dr Kellie Emmerson-Angel.
In this episode I meet Dr Kellie Emmerson-Angel, Elite trail and ultra runner, Coach and Occupational Therapist and Researcher. We re-visit my favourite topic of the science, psychology and art of peak performance from the high performing athlete perspective. We discuss her role as a coach and particularly the challenges facing runners and athletes at this time. Dr Kellie gives valuable insight into her mindset, drive, enthusiasm and the habits and attitudes she cultivates in herself and others. As a front-line health professional who is also pregnant with her first child, we discuss the unique challenges this time has brought for her professionally and personally. Our conversation took place on R U OK day in Australia, fitting given the central role the running community and connections afforded has in both of our lives. Be inspired by this incredible woman and important role model and ambassador for her sport. Learn more about the athlete and coach here: https://www.facebook.com/ke…
1 hr 12 mins
8 Sept 2020
Yoga in times of challenge and harnessing the power of our Breath with Dominique Salerno
In this episode I am delighted to introduce Dominique Salerno, Yoga Teacher, Principal and Co-founder of The Australian Yoga Academy ( AYA) in Melbourne Australia. Dominique has extensive training and experience in the practice and teaching of Yoga including particular expertise in Pranayama and Ayurveda. She has trained both in Australia and internationally under teachers she considers to be amongst the most knowledgeable in the world. I am also proud to call her my teacher. In this conversation Dominique provides an overview of Yoga but our particular emphasis is on its application in times of adversity and challenge, apt for our current situation individually and collectively. I particularly wanted to tap in to her expertise and knowledge on the art and science of breathing exercises or as this is referred to in yoga, Pranayama. Dominique provides a wonderful accessible introduction, tempered by the humility, humanity and good humour I have come to love and respect so much about her…
1 hr 29 mins
7 Aug 2020
Leadership, Quality, Safety and Advocacy in Emergency Medicine with Dr Kim Hansen.
In this episode I am delighted to talk to colleague Dr Kim Hansen MBBS ( HonsI) MBA FACEM MAICD. Dr Hansen is a an Emergency Physician and Director of Emergency Services at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital and Staff Specialist at The Prince Charles Hospital. Dr Hansen holds a number of other leadership roles including Faculty Chair of the Queensland section of ACEM and Chair of the Emergency Medicine Foundation. Dr Hansen has had a long held passion for and extensive experience working to improve patient Quality and Safety. Leading by example, she is a strong advocate for gender equity in leadership roles and is the inaugural chair of the Advancing Women in Emergency Medicine Committee ( AWE). In this conversation we discuss there challenges we face as clinicians in Emergency Medicine at this time with particular emphasis on the need for strong leadership, robust process for patient and staff safety and quality of care, advocacy and promotion of positive culture in healthcare. LInks…
30 Jul 2020
Mindfulness for Teens with Dr Dzung X. Vo
Welcome back to the podcast. In this episode I am delighted to introduce Dr Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, FSAHM. Dr Vo is an Adolescent Medicine Specialist and Head of the Vision of Adolescent Health and Medicine at BC Children's hospital. He is co-founder and Director of the BC Children's Hospital Centre for Mindfulness, University of British Columbia. He is also the author of the book The Mindful Teen. In this conversation we discuss his own journey with mindfulness and how he has incorporated this into his clinical work and its particular practical application in teens and adolescence. This is a timely and pertinent conversation in the current global climate and Dr Dzung shares his expertise and wisdom in a truly accessible and practical format. Recommended reading and listening for young adults, parents, teachers, doctors and indeed everyone. You can find our more about Dr Dzung Vo and his work at: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/centre-mindfulness Recommended reading: The Mindful Teen by D…
20 Jun 2020
Sleep like an Elite with Mr Nick Littlehales
In this episode we focus on Sleep and its essential role in our health, well-being and performance. I speak with Mr Nick Littlehales, who has spent over two decades working with elite athletes, professionals and sleep deprived people like you and me to educate, advocate and empower them to take control of their own sleep and therefore health and performance. We discuss his serendipitous transition to this role, from senior executive for an international bedding company to coaching elite athletes and serving on the UK sleep council. We discuss his book "Sleep" and his practical application of the ever emerging science of sleep. We discuss the importance of the biological clock and knowing your own sleep/wake habits, our sleep environment and how we can schedule and train ourselves to make good sleep a habit, not a source of further stress and anxiety. http://www.sportsleepcoach.com http://www.instagram.com/_sportsleepcoach http://www.facebook.com/sportsleepcoach Disclaimer: The conten…
1 hr 10 mins
13 Jun 2020
Bring your Feet Alive with Specialist Sports Podiatrist Caleb McInnes
In this episode I meet Specialist Sports Podiatrist and owner of Thrive Sports Medicine Caleb McInnes. Caleb has dual qualifications in Biomedical Science and Podiatry and extensive further education and clinical experience in areas of Human Biomechanics and Physiology. He has been running bare foot training workshops as a specialist in this area for several years. An expert in his field he has a special interest in sports injury assessment, management and performance enhancement addressing biomechanical and lifestyle factors and therefore adopts a holistic whole person, individualised approach to his clinical practice. Caleb is also an elite athlete and has represented Australia in running, duathlon and triathlon. In this episode we discuss the importance of feet as our foundations in health and performance. We explore the role of footwear particular at a time when more of us than ever are walking and running. Caleb explains the importance of strengthening our feet for injury preventi…
1 hr 8 mins
4 Jun 2020
Peak Performance under Pressure with Dr Stephen Hearns
In this episode I meet Dr Stephen Hearns, an Emergency and Retrieval Physician, expert in mountain rescue and author of the book Peak Performance under Pressure. Dr Hearns explains the arc of performance and his own pressure pump model described in his book, looking at components of pressure control, testing and relief valves to maintain optimal flow. He discusses the science and psychology of performance in high pressure environments relating to organisations, teams and individuals. He also gives very practical insights and application from his own experience. We explore the concept of Flow and finding the sweet spot between challenge and skills, effort and ease. He is particularly interested in metacognition, "thinking about thinking" and the dynamics of cognitive appraisal. Whilst Dr Hearns works in the Emergency Medical field, this discussion and the insights are relevant to anyone looking to improve performance under pressure in work or play. For more information about Dr Stephen…
28 May 2020
Burnout, Stress Resilience and the Mind-Body Connection in Medicine with Dr Shailla Vaidya
In this episode we meet Dr Shailla Vaidya MD a Canadian physician with a background in Emergency Medicine and Family Practice who also holds a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. Dr Vaidya has also undergone extensive training in Ayurveda, Yoga therapy, Mindfulness and Trauma informed practices. She combines her knowledge, skills and experience in her practice in Toronto with particular focus on working with groups and individuals to help manage burnout and the physical and emotional sequelae of chronic stress related illness. We discuss occupational burnout particularly with reference to the current COVID19 global pandemic, the impacts of chronic stress and trauma on health and well-being and yoga as a tool for self calibration. Website: www.theYogaMD.caTwitter:@ShaillaVaidya Facebook: Dr. Shailla Vaidya the YogaMD LinkedIn: Shailla Vaidy Instagram:the.Yoga.MD references: Shanafelt TD, Noseworthy JH. Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being: Nine Organizational…
1 hr 2 mins
23 May 2020
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22 May 2020
Introducing Lifestyle Medicine with Dr Greta Prozesky
In this episode I meet Dr Greta Prozesky who is a GP with more than 20 years of experience with a particular expertise and interest in Lifestyle Medicine. Two years she opened her practice The Wholistic GP and in 2019 became a fellow of ASLM ( The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine) Greta provides a broad overview of Lifestyle Medicine approaches and how she combines this with her conventional medical practice. In this very balanced discussion she offers some insights and practical tips for everyone from health care professionals to patients and individuals looking to make positive lifestyle changes. https://www.thewholsticgp.com.au https://www.lifestylemedicine.org.au Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional.
1 hr 5 mins
15 May 2020
Movement can be Medicine with Dr Brandi Cole.
Welcome to this inaugural episode of the Mind Full Medic Podcast. I am your host Dr Cheryl Martin, an Emergency Physician with a particular interest in the all encompassing view of health, and the ways in which we move, eat, work, rest, play and engage with each other and our community can positively impact our health, well being and ability to perform at our best. In this episode I discuss the ways in which movement, exercise and physical activity can be medicine with Dr Brandi Cole, a Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician and fellow of the Australian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine. We discuss her extended role as an SEM doctor, which includes exercise prescription, injury prevention and health advocacy in the wider community including those with existing medical conditions, not just elite athletes. We also explore the particular challenges we face with restrictions on how and when we move in the current COVID-19 pandemic and it's implications for our physical and mental wel…
1 hr 14 mins