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Podcast exploring the broader definitions of health, well-being and optimal performance.
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    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 Eve's take that Emergency Medicine is well characterised as "navigating uncertainty together."   We go on to discuss a second study, the subject of Eve's thesis, looking at trauma team dynamics using simulation and she summarises key findings and characteristics of high performing teams.    In the second part of the conversation Eve tells me more about her work on cultivating psychologically safe teams in medicine. She explores the what, why and how of psychological safety in clinical settings. Eve  highlights the importance of small moments and opportunities throughout our working day to optimise safety for staff ( the means)  and ultimately positively impact quality of care for our patients ( the goal). Such moments include the team huddle, after-action review and onus on senior clinicians to set the tone.  I left our conversation with some very practical and actionable strategies and pearls to take to the clinical floor tomorrow.I learned a lot from Eve and look forward to following future applied research from Dr Purdy and her team. Enjoy!More about Dr Purdy:https://www.evepurdy.infohttps://twitter.com/purdy_eveResearch links and other references:Welcome to the ED Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rasElDEGxKA Identifying and Transmitting the Culture of Emergency Medicine Through Simulationhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/aet2.10325Doing our work better, together: a relationship-based approach to defining the quality improvement agenda in trauma care. https://bmjopenquality.bmj.com/content/bmjqir/9/1/e000749.full.pdfBook recommendations/further reading:http://danielcoyle.com/the-culture-code/https://www.triballeadership.nethttps://www.amazon.com.au/High-Performance-Healthcare-Relationships-Efficiency-ebook/dp/B002CBF1YKhttps://fearlessorganization.comRate, review, subscribe:https://www.themindfullmedicpodcast.comhttps://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-mind-full-medic-podcastDisclaimer: 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.
            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 recent endeavour the Revitalize Women Physician Circle combines her experience with executive coaching, mentoring and leadership development.                                Dr Austin makes active, meaningful contributions to a number of key areas of medical practice including medical simulation education and training, military medicine, veterans’ health, equity in medicine and female leadership, mentoring and advancing physician and healthcare worker wellbeing conversations and strategy.                   In this conversation Andrea allows me to explore her professional and personal journey wearing these hats. This conversation spans simulation as teaching tool, female leadership, coaching and mentoring through finding her voice as a podcast host.  Specifically, she reflects on her own experiences of career burnout, the role coaching has played in helping her to determine and align her values in the workplace to ultimately cultivate sustainable career satisfaction.  Regular listeners will be familiar with many of the themes we discuss and Andrea gives truly valuable perspective.         Andrea first introduced me to Ted Lasso and the #Medlasso movement inspired by Dr Mark Shapiro from the Explore the Space Podcast and no discussion of leadership and team culture would be complete without some #medlasso critique!Contact /Links/References:Dr Andrea Austinhttps://www.andreaaustinmd.comhttps://twitter.com/EMSimGalRevitalize Women Physician Circle https://www.peoplealwayshcc.com/revitalizePodcasts https://www.emergencymind.com/podcasthttps://feminem.org/women-in-medicine/ https://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(17)30059-8/fulltexthttps://www.susandavid.com/about-emotional-agilityhttps://www.explorethespaceshow.comDisclaimer: 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.</
            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-day work in the emergency department, particularly with respect to the need to respond to ever-changing circumstances and crises.  As both doctor and amateur podcaster, I was keen to glean some tips from an expert on interview skills and communicating under pressure.        Indeed through this conversation I found some additional parallels but also broadened the lens and perspective through which I viewed her role and indeed modern media more generally.      Melissa is an avid reader and we explore how she navigates the need to read widely and consume all forms of media as part of her work with both a professional and personal yearning to cultivate deeper work and reading.       Naturally as fellow runner and lover of endurance pursuits and the outdoors, we discuss her why of adventure racing and how she cultivates time and space for self-care outside a job which could be 24/7, if she let it.           Links/ references: Melissa Clarke Twitter @Clarke_MelissaDart Center for Journalism an Traumahttps://dartcenter.orgMelissa's recommenced reads:We Were Not Men Campbell Mattinsonhttps://www.harpercollins.com.au/9781460713150/we-were-not-men/Power without Glory Frank Hary https://www.penguin.com.au/books/power-without-glory-9781741667615 Why Die? The extraordinary Percy Cerutty maker of championshttps://www.percy-cerutty.com Sky Runner Emelie Forsberghttps://www.emelieforsberg.com The Secret Race Tyler Hamiltonhttps://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-secret-race-9780552169172 What I talk about when I talk about running Haruki Murakami https://www.harukimurakami.com/book/what-i-talk-about-when-i-talk-about-running-a-memoir Endure Alex Hutchison https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/endure-by-alex-hutchinson-9780008308186Disclaimer: The  views expressed here are our own and do not  necessarily reflect those of  our employers or other official organisations.  
 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 cover periodisation, deliberate practice, visualisation, coaching and mentoring and setting boundaries and recovery goals, topics familiar to listeners to this podcast. We explore parallels, similarities and differences between the athlete and doctor-in-training experience.  Alice explains the concepts of physiological overreaching and the pathological overtraining syndrome and we compare and contrast to the profession syndrome of burnout.         In the second half of the conversation Alice speaks about her research with the AIS exploring female athlete heath and we discuss the Relative Energy Deficit in Sport ( RED-S), introducing concepts of energy availability in both female and male athletes, elite and recreational.   This leads on to a more general conversation about fuelling and hydration for shift work and attention to self care and basic needs at work in the clinical environment.      The central themes of performance and wellbeing weave through this entirely of this conversation and both Alice and Charlotte share valuable perspective including many pearls and takeaways from their considerable experience and expertise.     I learned a lot from this conversation and it is a joy to listen to Alice and Charlotte share their authentic lived experience of performing and integrating sport, work and life as both athletes and doctors with a medical and sports science and psychology framework. References and links :Dr Alice McNamara https://twitter.com/alice_mac6https://www.instagram.com/_alice_mac/ Australian Institute of Sport FPHI website ::Female Performance & Health Initiative | Australian Institute of Sport ais.gov.https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/52/11/687.longhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33065594/Dr Charlotte Durandhttps://www.instagram.com/chardurand/https://twitter.com/char_durandhttps://www.acemprimarypodcast.comTed Lasso and #medlasso Dr Mark Shapiro MD Into the Space PodcastDisclaimer: 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.
           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 individuals aiming to get and stay active, providing assistance with the mental and psychological aspects of the their sport, health, and exercise and performance.Most recently Luke and his partner Kara Landells, who is strength and conditioning coach, have combined expertise and their passions for trail running hosting Resilient Runner Retreats.                 In this conversation Luke takes us on his professional journey to date.  He describes the challenges of working as a mental health clinician through a global pandemic, a time when our collective stress and anxiety has increased and his services have never been more in demand.  Luke discusses the practises, tools and advice he has prioritised for his clients and patients through this period.  We explore self-compassion and mindfulness based strategies and a practical approach to self-care in challenging times.           In the second half of the conversation we discuss Luke's why, where and what of running and explore the mental aspects of running and sporting performance.  Luke uses running as a metaphor for life and we visit topics including motivation, self-awareness, identity, purpose and authenticity.  It is perhaps no surprise that runners attending the resilient runner retreats come away feeling they have explored much more than their sport.   I throughly enjoyed our conversation and am looking forward to attending a future weekend!Find our more about  about Luke Pryor :https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-pryor-48b28176/https://www.instagram.com/littlemadrunner/Resilient Runner Retreats:https://linktr.ee/pryorl/Other Links discussed here :  Mindful Self-compassion Kristen Neffhttps://self-compassion.orghttps://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/resilience-project-from-page-to-podcast-to-home-school/id1513559414?i=1000513818626Dr Sophia Shih's Bruny Island Tiny Home:read an article about this idyllic escape with air bnb and video tour link noted at the end.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.
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 activity for our  mental wellbeing looking at prevention, adjective treatment in the common mental health disorders and the underpinning neurobiological, genetic and psychosocial factors contributing to why movement is such a powerful tool.  Brendon refers to the magic of movement and we learn how it can quite literally change our brain.             As both academic researcher and  practising clinician, Brendon is very familiar with the challenges of, not only, doing high quality research in his field, but also in translating this into practice. He shares some practical applications and advice for clinicians, patients and indeed all of us looking to incorporate more movement into our lives.         We discuss the current recommendations for movement physical and mental health and how less can be more particularly getting started.  I throughly enjoyed this conversation and encourage you to follow Brendon and his work on the links discussed here and listed below.More about Dr Brendon Stubbs and key links :https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/brendon-stubbshttps://twitter.com/brendonstubbshttps://www.instagram.com/brendon.stubbs/Book: Exercise Based Interventions for Mental Illness by Dr Brendon Stubbs and Dr Simon Rosenbaumhttps://www.elsevier.com/books/exercise-based-interventions-for-mental-illness/stubbs/978-0-12-812605-9Other Links :https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-joy-of-movement-9780525534129Subscribe to the podcast :https://www.themindfullmedicpodcast.comhttps://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-mind-full-medic-podcast/id1513559414Disclaimer: 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.
              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 shares her offerings on the Resilience Yoga platform.          In this episode Rachel shares her own professional and personal journey to date and her motivations to take the road less travelled in her career.  We discuss the importance of her specialist training during a global pandemic and the experience afforded at this time.            We explore her relationship with yoga, her teaching journey to date and they ways she is now sharing her skills and training with her community and colleagues.          Finally this inspiring and thoughtful physician and yogi shares some insightful perspective on definitions of health and wellbeing.  Rachel believes we all have the potential to improve our own health and the health of our communities and the world around us.Dr Rachel Beanland:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-beanland-58211748/Links to Resilience Yoga platform and The Authentic Tea Podcast :https://www.resilienceyoga.frhttps://www.resilienceyoga.fr/podcast-authenticteaOther references / links discussed here:Kirbanu Voice trainer and voice empowerment coach https://kirbanu.com/Wild Fermentation The flavor, nutrition and craft of live – culture foods Sandor Ellix KatzSubscribe, Rate and Review:https://www.themindfullmedicpodcast.comhttps://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-mind-full-medic-podcast/id1513559414
        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-Sabi, Train your Tired Moves, Humans not Robots) He uses his own pursuit of mastery and love of martial arts  as an example to demonstrate the application and art of practice in performance science and psychology.       This is the book he wishes he had had as a trainee emergency physician but I feel it has continued applicability across the professional journey and indeed in general as we seek to improve our ability to respond to the challenges of our lives.         "Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own"Bruce Lee Links to the Emergency Mind:https://twitter.com/TheEmergMindhttps://www.emergencymind.comBook: http://bit.ly/emindbookPodcast: http://bit.ly/emindpodThe Mind Full Medic Podcast website : https://www.themindfullmedicpodcast.comSubscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes here : https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-mind-full-medic-podcast/id1513559414Disclaimer: 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.
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 to this impressive bio Amandeep is also the founder of  Creative Careers in Medicine.   CCIM  is growing community of now over  11 k  doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who think outside the square.  The platform provides information, education, opportunities and discussion of alternative career paths, side hustles and niche areas both within and outside medicine.  The successful inaugural CCIM conference was held online in 2020.          In this episode we discuss her own fascinating and diverse career and the trajectory which led to her finding niche and expertise in digital health.  Amandeep tells me about her experience as an expert through the past 12 months of the current pandemic when telemedicine  has been thrust into the spotlight and has emerged as a future essential healthcare technology.         Amandeep talks about the inspiration and impetus behind Creative Careers in Medicine, why she thinks there is such an appetite for the platform and the powerful  impact this growing community of health professionals has had to date as a supportive and safe space to connect and share stories and information.        CCIM are again hosting the Crazy Socks 4 Docs webinar June 4 2021 ( link to register below) and she tells me why it was so important for them to get involved.          We discuss the upcoming CCIM conference planned for November 5-7th in Sydney and the success of last year's inaugural virtual event.         As a passionate, engaging and undoubtedly "busy" doctor and mother Amandeep shares her personal strategies, values and goals for work-life integration and is really testament to the adage "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life" Thank you Amandeep.Links discussed in this episode:CCIMhttps://creativecareersinmedicine.comhttps://www.instagram.com/creativecareersinmed/https://www.facebook.com/CreativeCareersInMed/https://www.linkedin.com/company/creative-careers-in-medicine/people/https://twitter.com/CCIM_official/CRS4Docs webinar 7.45am to 9am Friday June 4 2021 Register for the webinar  Register for the webinar  https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_APhC5WrvSM6bd7Ot2bF0SgMy conversation with Dr Geoff Toogood S2 E4 :https://www.buzzsprout.com/1091279/8360533other links :https://youtu.be/2Ss78LfY3nEsubscribe and review :https://www.themindfullmedicpodcast.com
         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 elite and amateur sporting environment.  We then discuss what this might look like when applied to other elite workers and professional environments with a particular emphasis on healthcare where early adopters are starting to use and apply this technology.     Themes of workforce performance , wellbeing and increasing rates of exhaustion and burnout are revisited through a technical lens.  Ironically I left this conversation feeling that a role for  objectivity might actually be a constructive solution to increasing pressure and demand in the workplace where subjective and intuitive basic needs of workers are often overridden by virtue of environment and system.        We discuss data privacy and application for individuals, teams and organisations.  Tal gives us an articulate account of his vision for the future of this agile and adaptable technology, which is informative not prescriptive,  as a predictive tool to assist athletes and elite workers protecting health, performance and longevity of practice. More about Tal Brown and Zone 7 :ttps://www.linkedin.com/in/talbrown/https://zone7.aihttps://twitter.com/Zone7aihttps://www.linkedin.com/company/zone7ai/Other related links discussed here:https://www.emergencymind.com/bookhttps://www.emergencymind.com/podcast/episode-37Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here : https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-mind-full-medic-podcast/id1513559414Rating and reviews welcome.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.
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 future research and the implication and application for clinicians and patients.  We discuss the challenges of lifestyle research and application and Adrienne particularly emphasises and discusses equity of provision of preventative and adjunctive lifestyle interventions for communities and individuals where resources are limited.  We reference the work of Professor Felice Jacka Director of The Food and Mood Centre and author of Brain Changer and There's a zoo in my poo.      I left this conversation optimistic and energised and look forward to seeing where Adrienne and her team's research work leads in the near future. More about Associate Professor Adrienne O'Neil:https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/adrienne-oneilLinks and resources discussed in this episode:https://foodandmoodcentre.com.auhttps://foodandmoodcentre.com.au/smiles-trial/https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760556518/https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Brain-Changer-Audiobook/1760786128https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760783044/https://www.booktopia.com.au/there-s-a-zoo-in-my-poo-felice-jacka/book/9781760783044.htmlDisclaimer: 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.
        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 endurance swimmer and I was fascinated to hear more about his incredible feats and the influence this has had on his physical and mental wellbeing.            As this podcast space develops  recurring themes emerge and the mutual and overlapping experiences of my guests are apparent.  The power of lived experience, advocacy in action and courage we gain through connection are revisited here.        Although concluding we still have work to do, I left this conversation uplifted and with reaffirmed resolve. I look forward, one day, to reading Geoff's book.More about Geoff and Crazy Socks 4 Docs and links discussed here:https://www.crazysocks4docs.com.auhttps://twitter.com/gdtoogoodhttps://masteringintensivecare.libsyn.com/episode-44-geoff-toogood-from-severe-depression-to-mental-health-advocacy-through-crazysocks4docsFor Doctors and Medical Students https://drs4drs.com.au/getting-help/ In Victoria and Tasmania https://vdhp.org.au/home/links In Crisis Call 1300 374 377 ( 24/7 help line)  If you are not a Dr or Medical Student Call Life line 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au Beyond Bluehttps://beyondblue.org.auHandnHand Peer Support for  All Health Care Workers https://handnhand.org.au https://m.facebook.com/HandnHandAU/ https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ten/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.
         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 professionals and what it means to have good health and wellbeing.       We discuss the creative process of writing and the importance of creative outlet for Yumiko.   As a fellow yoga teacher, we discuss the role yoga has played in  her self development and continues to have in her daily life.         Ultimately I feel grateful we are able to have this conversation "on the other side" of her experiences and that she is well and able to find "santosha" ( contentment ) in the space she now finds herself. You can learn more about Dr Kadota here:https://mindbodymiko.com/the-ugly-side-of-becoming-a-surgeon/https://twitter.com/mindbodymikoYou can order Emotional Female here:booktopia.kh4ffx.net/AdEzJIf any of the topics discussed in this episode have affected you or a colleague /friend please reach out and /or access some of the resources linked here:HandnHand Peer Support for  All Health Care Workers https://handnhand.org.au https://m.facebook.com/HandnHandAU/ https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ten/ For Doctors and Medical Students https://drs4drs.com.au/getting-help/ In Victoria and Tasmania https://vdhp.org.au/home/links In Crisis Call 1300 374 377 ( 24/7 help line)  If you are not a Dr or Medical Student Call Life line 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au Beyond Bluehttps://beyondblue.org.auDisclaimer: 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.
        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 personality Ryan  Shelton, I indulge my personal passion for the power of podcasting to educate, encourage question, inspire and promote connection through shared experience.  I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and look forward to seeing The Resilience Project continue to grow and reach many more in our communities. To find out more about Hugh and his work at The Resilience project and access the linksdiscussed here:https://theresilienceproject.com.auhttps://theresilienceproject.com.au/podcast/https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Resilience-Project-Audiobook/1760893285If any of the topics surrounding mental ill health discussed here  have affected you or someone you know please reach out to your health professional and/or access the resources listed below:www.beyondblue.org.auwww.lifeline.org.au 13 11 14 www.drs4drs.com.auDisclaimer: 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.
          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 prevention of burnout are revisited from her coaching perspective.  You certainly don't need to be a doctor to find something of value in this conversation. addendum: At 1.07.18 in this conversation we accidentally refer to coaching when the intention was to reference counselling.Links discussed here and relevant contacts:sharee@skjconsulting.com.auwww.shareejohnson.com.auwww.coachingfordoctors.net.auwww.gpgh.orgwww.linkedin.com/in/sharee-johnsonhttps://www.coachingfordoctors.net.au/recalibrate-doctor-care-online/https://coachingfederation.orghttps://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2740206Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD, Gill PR, Satele DV, West CP. Effect of a Professional Coaching Intervention on the Well-being and Distress of Physicians: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med.2019;179(10):1406–1414. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2425https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(16)30625-5/abstractDOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.10.004Emotional Female Dr Yumiko Kadota booktopia.kh4ffx.net/AdEzJDisclaimer: 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.
       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.comLink to my interview about the podcast with Joe Smith FACEM consultant at Blugibbon: https://lnkd.in/gfDAHyDLinks to the  initiatives and podcasts I support and  reference in this episode:https://mrperfect.org.au/blogs/news/tagged/terry-cornickhttps://creativecareersinmedicine.comhttps://masteringintensivecare.libsyn.comhttps://www.newnormalproject.com.auDisclaimer: 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.
        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:https://kristeenbarker.thinkific.comhttps://freyamoor.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYEBAuys6YDisclaimer: 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.  
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 between advocate and activist to make positive impact.  Dr Judkins encourages us to "Get Involved, Be Brave" At the end of this most challenging year when most of us are exhausted and struggling to maintain momentum I left our conversation with hope and resolve and I know you will too. References and links discussed in this episode can be foundhere :https://www.croakey.org/step-up-be-brave-and-make-a-difference-powerful-calls-to-action-from-medical-leader/https://www.penguin.com.au/authors/simon-judkinshttps://www.mja.com.au/journal/2020/213/11/2020-special-report-mja-lancet-countdown-health-and-climate-change-lessonsDisclaimer: 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. 
            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 challenges and stigma Medical Professionals face and the systemic and cultural conditions which can serve as barriers to accessing healthcare themselves.  We reference the stark statistics of the incidence and prevalence of mental illness in doctors and medical students but also the great work that is being done by Drs Jenkins, Bridson and their colleagues.  The COVID19 pandemic has given a spotlight to the challenges we face and it is my hope that this will continue to serve as an impetus to effect tangible and lasting change.            If you have been personally affected by any of the content in this episode or know of a colleague who could benefit from any of the resources we discuss and reference please access the links below. I  would finally like to encourage you access the very valuable Hand-n-Hand website. HandnHand Peer Support for  All Health Care Workers https://handnhand.org.au https://m.facebook.com/HandnHandAU/ https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ten/ For Doctors and Medical Students https://drs4drs.com.au/getting-help/ In Victoria and Tasmania https://vdhp.org.au/home/links In Crisis Call 1300 374 377 ( 24/7 help line)  If you are not a Dr or Medical Student Call Life line 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au Other resources: Beyond Bluehttps://beyondblue.org.au R U OKhttps://www.ruok.org.auDisclaimer: 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.
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 our sense of hope, spirit of adventure and continue to dare to dream big.Learn more about Kirra and follow her adventures here: Type Two Run https://www.typetworun.com/“Breaking New Trails in the Caucasus” https://www.on-running.com/en-au/articles/outdoor-breaking-new-trails-in-the-caucasus-kirra-balmanno�On Running https://www.on-running.com/en-au/athletes/kirra-balmannoObakummen (Calming Down): A film by Lukas Dürnegger https://vimeo.com/lukasduerneggerKirra Balmanno https://kirrabalmanno.com/Fatmap - Trail running in the Caucasus mountains https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/1648/trail-running-in-the-caucasus-mountains?fmid=cp 
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