Supervision

I’ve been lucky enough to be one of the few paediatric registrars allocated to an Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health ward for a 6 month rotation. Although I’d worked in (adult) Psych wards before, I had few well formed ideas about psychiatric theory or practice past how to “do a takedown”. In Shem’s House of God,…

DFTB go to Berlin

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Organising a conference is no mean feat. Organising it in a country where you don’t even speak the language just ups the ante. This year the Social Media and Critical Care conference, otherwise known as SMACC, will be held in Berlin. Last year’s #SMACCmini  paediatric workshop was one of the highlights of my visit to…

Trauma education at RCH

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If you are critically injured as a child in Victoria, Australia, the chances are that you will end up at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Every year they see approximately 320 severely injured children from all over Victoria.  177 of these are brought in by helicopter. #RCHTrauma2017 was a joint educational evening put on…

The Diversity of Youth – LGBTQ+

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LGBTQ+ people face inequalities in both their access to and experiences of healthcare. We know that these healthcare inequalities are also faced by LGBTQ+ youth. Healthcare services tend to be hetero-normative, and education for healthcare professionals about LGBTQ+ issues is sadly lacking. Mental health challenges are high amongst the LGBTQ+ community, but there are a…