Covid-19 is a threat to most teams and particularly to those delivering health care. Healthcare systems depend on teams working interdependently to coordinate safe care within a complex, high stakes work environment. So what gives some teams an edge over others? To understand this, we need to open the black box and recognise the nuancesContinue reading “Covid-19: is Psychological Safety our secret weapon in teams?”
When we look back on 2020 in years to come, what will be our stand out memories? There will be a feature length episode of Reeling in the Years, that’s for sure! And there will be sad reminders of how many people lost their lives to COVID-19, how difficult it was for those working inContinue reading “2020: Stand Out Memories For Me”
Many disciplines contribute to the delivery of our Health Services, from primary care to acute hospital care. These include medicine, nursing, health and social care professions and pharmacy. As a hospital psychologist, I’m acutely aware of the additional ancillary disciplines, such as administrators, cleaners, caterers, porters, IT-experts, and security-personnel that also make invaluable contributions toContinue reading “Staff Self-Care in the Context of COVID”
Palliative care is an interdisciplinary approach to care of people with active, progressive, far-advanced disease, for whom the focus of care is the relief or prevention of suffering.
Recent weeks have seen massive disruption to healthcare services as we grapple to meet service need in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past six weeks, the SCOPe Directorate* in St. James’s Hospital has pivoted from primarily in person assessment and review to a teleHealth model. This Blog will set out the keyContinue reading “Pivoting, at Pace, to Virtual Patient Management, Communication and Education”
Over the last few weeks, I have seen first-hand the vital role HSCP are playing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. HSCP are carrying out diagnostics and disease monitoring HSCP are delivering specialist treatment and rehabilitation HSCP are providing psychosocial and practical supports to patients and their families HSCP services are needed at each stageContinue reading “COVID-19 Profession-Specific Online Resources and Education”
“The best part of learning is sharing what you know” Vaughn K. Lauer, Author Introduction What does COVID-19 mean for me? How will COVID-19 affect my clinical practice? How can I best support my patients? And protect my own health? Since the outbreak of COVID-19, my head has been filled with many questions. As aContinue reading “Covid-19 Online Resources and Education”
“Just as Penicillin was the wonder drug to emerge from WWII, perhaps we’ll look back on the COVID-19 Pandemic as the inflection point for teleHealth.” Dr Mark Lewis, MD @marklewismd Introduction eHealth is a broad term which refers to the use of information and communication technologies in healthcare. In late 2018, digital leaders, representing theContinue reading “Brave the Wilderness 1”