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THE MIND FULL MEDIC PODCAST
Dr Cheryl Martin
Podcast with Dr Cheryl Martin exploring health, wellbeing, optimal performance and professional fulfilment with a particular focus on doctors and healthcare.
Sep 24, 2023
Leading a data-driven, evidence-based organisational response to workforce wellbeing in healthcare with Fiona Fitzgerald.
S4 E 10. In this second episode recorded after the inaugural Beamtree / Health Round Table Organisational Response to Workforce Wellbeing summit #ORW23, I am delighted to introduce Fiona Fitzgerald Workforce Wellbeing Knowledge Network lead for Beamtree, the service partner for Health Round Table. Fiona is a registered nurse by background with nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare, including 12 years working in the health informatics space with a focus on delivering IT solutions that improve patient outcomes and healthcare workflows. Fiona is passionate about improving the wellbeing of the healthcare workforce. In 2018 she began to journey to bring the Well-Being Index developed by Mayo Clinic to the Australia and New Zealand healthcare workforce with the support of Health Round Table. She believes that wellbeing is a shared responsibility and through collaboration, curiosity, kindness and leadership the tide of burnout can be turned. Fiona has been an instrumental driving force behind #ORS23. In this conversation we visit Fiona's professional and personal journey and mission. Fiona discusses Australia and New Zealand role out of the Well-being index tool to date including the successes, challenges and future opportunities for organisations, teams and individuals in healthcare in leading and co-creating a thriving healthcare workforce alongside high quality, safe patient care. *Links/ References/Resources:* *Fiona Fitzgerald* https://email@example.com *Beamtree* https://beamtree.com.au/our-solutions/workforce-wellbeing/ *Discussion paper:* Recommendations to sustain our humans in healthcare *White Paper:* Addressing Burnout Bringing data-driven solutions, care and hope to the health workforce. *Videos:* What is Burnout?, Why is burnout important to consider in healthcare?, What are some organisations doing better than others?, Working towards best practice in managing burnout *Book recommendation:* Swensen, Stephen, and Tait Shanafelt, Mayo Clinic Strategies To Reduce Burnout: 12 Actions to Create the Ideal Workplace, Mayo Clinic Scientific Press (New York, 2020; online edn, Oxford Academic, 1 Mar. 2020), https://doi.org/10.1093/med/9780190848965.001.0001 The Mind Full Medic Podcast with John McMahon The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about their service or donate today at www.mbansw.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. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 9 min
Sep 16, 2023
The Well-being Index and harnessing the power of data to drive organisational change with John McMahon
In S 4 E 9 I am delighted to introduce John McMahon Director of Client Experience and a product specialist for the *Well-Being Index*. John has personally worked with over one hundred organisations to launch the tool to hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals. He has applied expertise in helping organisations practically use and apply wellbeing data and resources to guide evidence-based initiatives and implement programmes. This episode is the first in a series of episodes resulting from the recent *Organisational Response to Workforce Wellbeing* summit facilitated by *Beamtree* and *Health Round Table*in Sydney. Fiona Fitzgerald Workforce Wellbeing Knowledge Network lead was the key driving force behind this summit and I am looking forward to sharing her insights in part 2 of this conversation. Beamtree and Health Round Table brought Professor Tait Shanafelt, chief wellness officer at Stanford WellMD and a frequently referenced expert on this podcast, and John McMahon over from the United States for this event. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down with John the day after the summit to tap into his wealth of applied knowledge. As you will see his breadth and depth of expertise and experience in this area is truly unique. We discuss the role of the well-being index as one of the recognised validated tools for collection individual and organisational wellbeing data. John emphasises the important evidence for work-level interventions and how organisation can practically leverage data for evidence-based change. He provides real world examples of success and we explore the myths and challenges organisations face in appropriately using data to implement successful wellbeing programmes. John's knowledge, perspective and applied expertise in this area seriously impressed me. I anticipate the need for a subsequent episode. In the meantime you can find all of the relevant links and resources we discuss listed below. *"Workforce distress = Unsafe healthcare" Tim Kelsey Beamtree CEO, #ORW23 **Links / references/resources: Wellbeing-Index and John McMahon* https://www.mywellbeingindex.org/resources https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnjmcmahon/ *Beamtree and Fiona Fitzgerald * https://beamtree.com.au/our-solutions/workforce-wellbeing/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-fitzgerald-5063b653/ firstname.lastname@example.org *Beamtree Wellbeing Advisory group discussion paper * https://beamtree.com.au/papers-publications/recommendations-to-sustain-our-humans-in-healthcare/ *Other useful resources:* https://ceih.sa.gov.au/assets/library/CEIH-Fact-Sheet-Wellbeing-Measurement_Public.pdf The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about their service or donate today at www.mbansw.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. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 5 min
Jul 26, 2023
Clinician Coaching, Burnout Recovery and Clinical Entrepreneurship with Dr Jo Braid.
Welcome back to S 4 E 8. In this episode I am delighted to introduce *Dr Jo Braid FAFRM (RACP).* Dr Braid is a Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist based in Orange, NSW, Australia. Originally from Cambridge in the UK, she completed her medical training there before moving to Australia to complete her specialisation in Rehabilitation Medicine. Jo is passionate about helping professionals in medicine overcome burnout and achieve greater joy and fulfillment in both their personal and professional lives. She offers coaching services to support clinicians in this journey, alongside her work in clinical medicine, where she focuses on the rehabilitation of people with traumatic brain injuries. Jo is a current participant in the inaugural Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program, and has upskilled in business development and grown her network of entrepreneurs in healthcare, creating a burnout recovery program online. In this conversation we discuss Jo's personal and professional journey as doctor and clinician coach. Familiar podcast themes of coaching and individual, cultural and systemic factors contributing to healthcare workforce burnout are visited. I am particularly keen to explore Jo's clinical entrepreneurship journey as she builds business and brand. We unpack her AUSCEP experience and her developing skills and tools to continue to build her coaching business and platform. Key threads in this conversation include knowing our worth, putting a value on our skills and training and building the business case for coaching as a clinician workforce wellbeing tactic. Jo has recently launched her complete burnout recovery online programme http://bit.ly/3MQcRCc in addition to expanding her individual and upcoming group coaching offerings. Further information about Jo and her work is linked below. *Links / References :* *Dr Jo Braid * https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjobraid/ https://www.instagram.com/burnoutrecoverydr/ https://www.drjobraid.com *Jo's Complete Burnout Recovery Program*: http://bit.ly/3MQcRCc *The Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program* https://www.auscep.com.au *Upcoming Beamtree/Health Round Table Workforce Wellbeing Summit* https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/organisational-response-to-workforce-wellbeing-registration-467286224677 *Rate/review/subscribe : *https://www.themindfullmedicpodcast.com https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-mind-full-medic-podcast/ The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about their service or donate today at www.mbansw.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. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 10 min
Jun 21, 2023
Climate Change and Human Health: From Policy to Practice with Dr Kimberly Humphrey
In S4 E7 I am delighted to welcome Dr Kimberly Humphrey MD FACEM MPH to the podcast. Dr Humphrey is a fellow Emergency Physician and Public Heath medical consultant in Adelaide, South Australia. She is the current fellow in climate change and human health at Harvard University. Dr Humphrey has specific expertise in research, policy and advocacy at the intersection of climate change and health, emergency medicine and public health, and disaster mitigation and adaptation. Her professional mission is invested in working to integrate climate, health and equity principles into the education of health professionals to enable a just transition. In this conversation we zoom out and in exploring the macro-level climate health policy and systemic changes necessary going forward and how this translates at the micro-level in terms of tangible and practical actions clinicians, emergency departments and hospitals can take in the immediate to short term. She describes the "green ED", traffic light systems and the importance of small actions of advocacy and informed conversations with patients. Dr Humphrey's passionate and energising advocacy and expertise suffuses this entire conversation, What could be a dark and at times seemingly hopeless discussion is, instead, hopeful and very practical. Her own leadership journey is prominent for courage, persistence and a willingness to embrace learning, innovation, and diversity of perspective. I learned a lot from Kimberly and from her recommended reading and resources listed here. *Links /resources / references:* *Dr Kimberly Humphrey * https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-humphrey-866a703b/ https://dea.org.au IPCC report ( https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-ii/ WHO Operational framework for building climate resilient health systems https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241565073 Healthy, regenerative and just: Guiding the development of a national strategy on climate, health and well-being for Australia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667278223000044· Climate Change and Emergency Medicine: Impacts and Opportunitieshttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00469.x Delivering a net zero NHS https://www.england.nhs.uk/greenernhs/a-net-zero-nhs/ *Hopeful reading recommendations:* https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/623543/the-future-we-choose-by-christiana-figueres-and-tom-rivett-carnac/https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/2000-not-too-late The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about their service or donate today at www.mbansw.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. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 7 min
May 28, 2023
Championing Culture Change in Healthcare with Dr Simon Fleming
In S4 E5 I am delighted to welcome Dr Simon Fleming MBBS FRCS MSc PhD MAcadMEd, MASE(RACS), MFSTEd, AFHEA to the podcast. Dr Fleming is an orthopaedic surgeon, medical educator and culture change champion currently based in London, UK. He is perhaps most recognised and regarded for his leadership work speaking up and out and inspiring action to address bullying, harassment and undermining in healthcare. He has now spent over a decade working in this space advocating locally and globally for culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in medicine. In this conversation we explore Simon's leadership journey and the personal values, mission and purpose which drives and sustains his work, despite the undoubted challenges, and sadly at times personal and professional toll these can take. Simon discusses relative power and privilege, being an ally and voice for the voiceless but also what it takes to build the culture and systems which elevate all of the voices in the room. There are some key pearls from his early work as president of the British Orthopaedic Training Association, particularly with respect to how to engage clinicians and senior leaders and policy makers, gain trust and reliable information, gather momentum to make tangible change and action. Listen to his powerful TEDxExeter talk "The era of the bully is over" We discuss his international and collaborative work with colleagues including previous podcast guest Dr Rhea Liang. The importance of building coalitions and the need for critical friends, family and mentors, when navigating difficult healthcare organisational terrain, are recurring and fundamental themes. I left this conversation energised, encouraged and excited to see what Dr Fleming will do next as he begins the next chapter of professional and personal life back in Australia. "With privilege comes responsibility" Flemingism ( Dr Simon Fleming) Links /references : Dr Simon Fleming : https://simonfleming.co.uk https://twitter.com/orthopodreg https://youtu.be/aVkGiziPY1o https://publishing.rcseng.ac.uk/doi/full/10.1308/rcsbull.2021.106 Recommend Podcasts on this topic with Dr Rhea Liang and Dr Simon Fleming https://on.soundcloud.com/mXSa1 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1091279/11862720-operating-with-respect-and-leading-system-and-culture-change-in-healthcare-with-dr-rhea-liang.mp3?download=true Companion Podcast Episode with Dr Rhea Liang https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rcseng/episodes/Culture-Change-Why-do-we-need-culture-change-ekeo1v/a-a3djbs4 The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about their service or donate today at www.mbansw.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. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 24 min
May 17, 2023
Psychological Safety as a means to the goals of Patient Safety, Innovation and Thriving in Healthcare with Professor Amy Edmondson
In S 4 E 5 I am honoured to speak with Professor Amy Edmondson. Professor Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. She is a world-renowned thought ( and action) leader in organisational learning, leadership and team work. She is however perhaps most known and regarded for her work in the area of psychological safety and team performance. In 2019 she published her book *The Fearless Organization* which I throughly recommend to my colleagues in healthcare. In this conversation, which I am conscious only skims the surface of her incredible richness and depth of expertise and perspective, we discuss the origins of her research in healthcare teams and evolution over time. Although spanning a broad range of professions and industries globally, Professor Edmondson offers a healthcare lens and perspective on her work. I am particularly keen to explore uncertainty and complexity in healthcare and the transient and "flash" nature of some of our teams coming together, sometimes to care for the sickest patients. My key takeaways from our conversation include: 1. Local leadership really matters 2. When it comes to building psychological safety, be explicit. 3. Clinician wellbeing, like psychological safety, are the means to the goal, with is high quality, safe patient care. Thank you Professor Edmondson for generously sharing your time, expertise and a wide range of practical resources ( see below). Your genuine curiosity to drive us forward has local and global impact. *"Success in an uncertain world depends on high-quality bets. High quality bets depend on high-quality conversations. These don't happen by accident. " Amy Edmondson * *Links/References/Resources:* Professor Amy Edmondson https://amycedmondson.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/amedmondson/ *The Fearless Organisation* Edmondson, Amy C. The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2018. *Recent HBR articles discussed:* https://hbr.org/2023/01/rethink-your-employee-value-proposition https://hbr.org/2023/04/make-it-safe-for-employees-to-speak-up-especially-in-risky-times *Related podcasts:* Studying team culture and cultivating psychological safety in medicine with Dr Eve Purdy https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-mind-full-medic-podcast/id1513559414?i=1000541673839 The impact of behaviour on individual and team performance and why civility can save lives in healthcare with Dr Chris Turner https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/th The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about their service or donate today at www.mbansw.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. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
Apr 23, 2023
Introducing The Medical Benevolent Association of NSW with Louise Fallon.
In S 4 E 4 I am delighted to introduce Louise Fallon, Executive Officer of The Medical Benevolent Association of NSW, known as MBANSW, to speak about the their work supporting doctors. I first met Louise at The Doctor's Health conference in Adelaide last year. The MBANSW is an independent charity that has been supporting doctors in NSW and ACT since 1896. They provide specialised counselling, information, referral and financial assistance to doctors and their families during times of adversity or hardship. Their aim is to provide non-judgemental support so that the doctor or family member, recovers their wellbeing and independence, and wherever possible, returns to their vocation. Their services are free, specialised, and no referral is necessary. All contact is kept strictly confidential, and they are independent of any regulatory body. In this conversation Louise tells me about the history of the organisation, the work and services provided and their direction in more recent years. moving also into the preventative space. For me, a standout in this conversation is the very evident dedication, vocation and commitment Louise herself demonstrates for this work and her team. *"There comes a point where we need to stop pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out WHY they're falling in." Desmond Tutu * *Links / references:* www.mbansw.org.au MBANSW does wonderful work for those of our colleagues who are, at this very minute experiencing a hard time. One way you can show you care about Doctors welfare, is to go to their website www.mbansw.org.au and donate today, Knowing that their colleagues care is a big part of these doctors’ recovery – so please be part of the solution. All donations are tax deductable. If you can , please also consider a monthly donation as even small amounts, collectively, will allow them to plan their growth to support the increased demand. The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about their service or donate today at www.mbansw.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. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 24 min
Mar 11, 2023
Training the mind and healing the heart with Dr Jonathan Fisher MD.
In S4 E50 I am delighted to welcome Dr Jonathan Fisher MD FACC to the podcast. I can't think of a more apt guest to celebrate half a century of episodes. Dr Fisher is a Harvard-trained clinical cardiologist, mindfulness meditation teacher, and organizational well-being and resiliency leader at Novant Health for a team of 38,000. He has delivered keynotes and workshops on heartful leadership, stress mastery, and total well-being for teams and organizations globally including IBM, Bank of America, IE Business School, The American College of Lifestyle Medicine, along with universities and healthcare organizations. In 2020 he co-founded the Ending Physician Burnout Global Community and organized the world’s first global summit dedicated to ending physician burnout, with over a thousand participants from 43 countries. His first book “Just One Heart” on the ancient art and modern science of mind heart connection is due out Fall 2023. Dr. Jonathan Fisher’s personal mission is to help others train the mind and heal the heart. This strong mission and purpose is palpable up close and Dr Fisher is truly a clinician and executive leader walking the talk. In this conversation we discuss his own unique story of medicine and life which has led him here to today, invested in the work of helping colleague and patients to improve their holistic wellbeing and assisting teams and organizations to reach for optimal performance. Many central podcast themes are revisited through our conversation. Jonathan describes his journey gaining over a decade of learning and practice of mindfulness meditation to his present truly practical application of ancient wisdom and modern science as a mindful leader and healer . We discuss how we might seek to integrate the delivery of individual self-care, compassion and other performance tools with addressing broader systemic and cultural problems facing healthcare organizations. As a growing number of clinical physician executives combining front line clinical practice with executive leadership and management roles, I am curious to hear about his practical day to day work and the other skills and learning he has acquired and gained to date. Jonathan gives us a teaser for his upcoming, and now for me much anticipated, book "Just One Heart*"* due for release later in the year. Finally this episode ends on a thoroughly grounding and simultaneously uplifting note as Dr Fisher treats me to his guided self-care reset (* B*reathing, *E*mbody, *S*mile*, T*hanks,* L*ove, *I*ntention, *F*lex, *E*nvision). *References/Links:* https://www.drjonathanfisher.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/happyheartmd/ Ending Physician Burnout Global Community https://endingphysicianburnout.com Battling Healthcare Burnout Thom Mayer https://www.penguin.com.au/books/battling-healthcare-burnout-9781523089918 Mayo clinic Strategies to Reduce Burnout 12 Actions to create the Ideal Workplace Stephen Swenson, Tait Shanafelt https://academic.oup.com/book/36545 Vivek H Murthy M The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about their service or donate today at www.mbansw.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. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 16 min
Feb 19, 2023
Delivering culturally safe care and the power of deep community engagement with Dr Raj Sundar MD
In S4 E 1 I am delighted to introduce Dr Raj Sundar MD. Raj is a full-spectrum family physician, associate medical director and community organizer. He hosts the fabulous Healthcare for Humans podcast, a space dedicated to educating others on how to care for culturally diverse communities so they can be better healers. He works with others to create systems which treat each person with dignity, respect their histories, celebrate their joys, and honour their hopes. His leadership vision is to create conditions that enable others to achieve a shared purpose. It’s a leadership based on enabling, facilitating, and sharing power. This is a powerful episode which left me with many questions and much to reflect on. We discuss Raj's own story of medicine to date drawing on the role our history, culture and ancestry can play in our journeys. Dr Sundar inspires as a clinician with a deep sense of self, values and purpose cultivated over time and with experience and deep work. We discuss what it means to deeply engage community and explains his role and work as a community organizer. At the core of this conversation is Raj's mission to care of his patients in a culturally safe, inclusive and truly holistic way, inspiring fellow clinicians to do likewise, in spite of the undeniable systemic challenges and barriers we face. He explains the important distinction between cultural competence and cultural safety and sensitivity in a way I have never previously heard it described, leaving me deeply curious about the work we have to do individually and collectively. I have been moved, challenged and motivated by the words and actions of this inspiring clinician and I know you will be too. Thank you Raj for the community you are growing and for the work you step up to do every day. Enjoy *Links/ references :* Dr Raj Sundar https://twitter.com/KRajSundar Healthcare for humans Podcast and Website https://www.healthcareforhumans.org Raj's Book recommendation: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/sand-talk-tyson-yunkaporta?variant=32280908103714 Healing the Professional Culture of Medicine Mayo Clinic Proceedings Special Article vol 94, issue 8, P1556-1566. August 2019 Tait D Shanafelt, MD et al https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2019.03.026 Rate, The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about their service or donate today at www.mbansw.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. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 35 min
Jan 25, 2023
Values-centred practice and leading change with wellness director, coach and clinician entrepreneur Dr Tammie Chang MD.
Welcome back to Season 4. In this opening episode I am delighted to introduce Dr Tammie Chang to the podcast. Tammie is a board-certified pediatric oncologist, award-winning author, TEDx speaker, leadership coach, podcast host and fierce national advocate for cultural change in healthcare. She is the Co-Founder of Pink Coat, MD, the Co-Founder and Director of ELEVATE, the American Medical Women's Association’s Leadership Development Program for Women Physicians, and the Medical Director of Provider Wellness for MultiCare Health System. She is the award-winning author of Boundaries for Women Physicians, the co-author of How to Thrive as a Woman Physician, and the creator and host of the LeadHER Podcast for Women Physicians. She has received numerous awards including Women We Admire’s Top 50 Women Leaders of Washington for 2022, the 2022 American Stevie Business Awards Gold Maverick of the Year and Woman of the Year, the 2022 Stevie American Women in Business Gold Woman of the Year in Healthcare Award, and Health 2.0’s 2022 Outstanding Healthcare Leadership Award. I was fortunate to meet with Tammie at The Stanford WellMD CWO course in 2022 and she has been instrumental in continuing our alumni group's connection facilitating regular peer mentoring sessions. In this episode we discuss her own story of severe burnout and depression and progress towards a place of thriving and leading change in clinician wellbeing. Our conversation revisits and develops past podcast topics including values and values alignment, identity, setting boundaries, personal and professional wellbeing and fulfillment, clinician coaching and leadership development. Tammie describes the investment, support and collaborative work that drives her organisational wellbeing leadership role. Season 4 will have a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and as recent recipient of several awards for her work in these areas, Tammie shares her learning and experience to date. I am inspired and encouraged, thank you Tammie. *Links/References: *More about *Dr Tammie Chang MD **TEDx Talk **Women Doctors are Struggling in Silence *https://youtu.be/p9ytQa_hW70 *Websites *www.tammiechangmd.com www.pinkcoatmd.com *Social Media * IG: @tammiechangmd and @pinkcoat_md Twitter: @tammiechangmd and @pinkcoat_md FB: tammiechangmd and PinkCoatMD LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tammie-chang-md-254821195/ Please see links for doctors in distress Australasia in show notes of this past episode : https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-mind-full-medic-podcast/id1513559414?i=1000499606952 The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about their service or donate today at www.mbansw.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. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
1 hr 22 min
Jan 15, 2023
Season 3 wrap up : reflections on wellness-centred leadership, collaboration, momentum and possibility with Dr Cheryl Martin
In this season 3 round up I reflect on the podcast journey to date and celebrate the rich and growing community and content. Leadership and leading change in clinician wellbeing were overarching themes this season. The Stanford WellMD conceptual model of professional fulfilment (https://wellmd.stanford.edu/about/model-external.html) provides a good framework and lens to view this season's conversations relating to wider organisational and systems efficiency, high performing teams and building positive inclusive cultures of wellbeing, and individual tools, skills and supports. Thank you to the incredible guests who have generously donated their time and expertise to contribute to the podcast and thanks for listening, sharing and helping to grow this community. My word for this year is POSSIBILITY and I see it everywhere. I look forward to joining you for Season 4 and more great guest content, conversations, collaboration and connection. Thanks Cheryl "*Do the best you can until you kn…
Dec 13, 2022
Operating with Respect and Leading System and Culture Change in Healthcare with Dr Rhea Liang
In S 3 E 11 I am delighted to welcome Associate Professor Rhea Liang to the podcast. Rhea is a general and breast surgeon, surgical educator, and diversity advocate. She is Surgical Discipline Lead and Clinical Sub-Dean at Bond University, and notably she is the immediate past Chair of the RACS Operate With Respect education committee. A third of medical trainees report that they have experienced or witnessed workplace bullying or harassment, including racism in 2021 according to the AHPRA annual Medical Training Survey. After a sentinel event in 2015 RACS launched Building Respect. In this conversation we delve into the nuts and bolts of what it actually takes in terms of planning, investment, resources, expertise and supports to role out a strategy and system designed to change culture. Rhea gives wonderful insights from her international learning and experience across disciplines and industries designing and implementing change in complex systems. The conversation zooms in and out…
1 hr 26 min
Oct 2, 2022
Advancing Australia and New Zealand Doctors' Health: Past, Present and Future with Dr Roger Sexton and Kiara Cannizzaro
In S3 E10 I am delighted to welcome the dream team behind the South Australian branch of Doctors' Health and the upcoming Australasian Doctors' Health Conference 2022 in Adelaide December 1-3,* Dr Roger Sexton and Kiara Cannizzaro. * Roger MBBS (Adel), DRCOG(UK), FRACGP, FACRRM, MBA (Adel), FAICD was appointed part-time Medical Director of Doctors' Health SA in 2010. He has been a rural procedural GP for over 35 years. Roger is a past member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (2010-2013) and former board director NPS MedicineWise, and he was the last Presiding Member of the Medical Board of SA in 2010. He is Vice Chair of the national medical indemnity provider MIGA, Chair of its Clinical Risk Committee and member of its Claims Committee. He has a long-standing interest in doctors’ health and medical education, having played a major role in establishing both the rural doctors’ Dr DOC program in early 1999 and the Doctors’ Health SA Program in 2010 and the Doctors'…
1 hr 29 min
Sep 4, 2022
Wellness-Centred Leadership with Dr Daniel Murphy, MD.
In S3 E9 I am delighted to welcome Dr Daniel Murphy, MD to the podcast. Dr Murphy is a Professor of Pediatrics(Cardiology),Emeritus . He is the co-Director, Department Wellbeing Directors Council and the Course Director, Stanford WellMD Physician Well-being Director Course at Stanford University School of Medicine. Our paths first crossed when I was a participant on the Stanford Wellbeing Directors course in 2021. After this virtual meeting I was delighted to be able to meet him in person this year at the CWO course and learn more about him and his leadership work at the WellMD Center. Dan has been affiliated with the WellMD Center since its inception, working primarily with the Department WellBeing Directors. He is a member of the Clinician Wellness Working Group of the American College of Cardiology. He also remains involved in clinical quality and process improvement at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In this conversation we discuss in more detail the Stanford conceptual model…
1 hr 47 min
Aug 11, 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 Bette…
1 hr 32 min
Jul 30, 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…
1 hr 28 min
Jul 14, 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…
Jul 5, 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 c…
1 hr 35 min
Jun 6, 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…
1 hr 25 min
May 5, 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. Regu…
Apr 4, 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…
1 hr 13 min
Mar 26, 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 Kunanyi Mountain Run, Run director at the Kunanyi 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 Kunanyi 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 dedi…
1 hr 7 min
Mar 7, 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 vulnerabi…
1 hr 50 min
Feb 13, 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 maint…
1 hr 28 min
Jan 2, 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…
Nov 12, 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 26 min
Oct 11, 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 53 min
Sep 18, 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 hr 2 min
Aug 30, 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 hr 3 min
Jul 24, 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 34 min
Jul 8, 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 36 min
Jun 28, 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 23 min
Jun 16, 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 18 min
Jun 2, 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…
May 23, 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…
May 16, 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 14 min
Apr 19, 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 5 min
Apr 4, 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 11 min
Mar 20, 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 23 min
Mar 12, 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 21 min
Jan 17, 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…
Jan 11, 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 33 min
Dec 28, 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 12 min
Nov 20, 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…
Oct 18, 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…
1 hr 1 min
Oct 5, 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 30 min
Sep 15, 2020
The Elite Mindset and Training and Coaching for Peak Performance with Dr Kellie Angel.
In this episode I meet Dr Kellie (nee 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. 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.co…
1 hr 14 min
Sep 8, 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 30 min
Aug 7, 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…
Jul 30, 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…
Jun 20, 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 12 min
Jun 13, 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 9 min
Jun 4, 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…
May 28, 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 4 min
May 23, 2020
Welcome to The Mind Full Medic Podcast
The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about their service or donate today at www.mbansw.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. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of our employers or other official organisations.
May 22, 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. The Mind Full Medic Podcast is proudly sponsored by the MBANSW Find out more about…
1 hr 6 min
May 15, 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 16 min