#Blessed: Gratitude check

#Blessed: Gratitude check

At the beginning of every New Year, many people express their gratitude for those who have positively impacted them in the past year. However, just like New Year’s resolutions, these emotions of gratitude quickly seem to fade. As January moves forward we tend to...
How to diagnose your own wellness?

How to diagnose your own wellness?

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa has a clear dedication to wellness, demonstrated by the creation of a Director of Wellness position for our academic group. Although the learning curve has been steep, one thing has quickly become clear:...
Welcome to EM Ottawa’s Wellness Week!

Welcome to EM Ottawa’s Wellness Week!

In January 2017, a group of residents at CAEP and ACEP put together an Emergency Medicine (EM) Wellness week. We think this was a fantastic initiative that covered the importance of physical and spiritual health, and how to stay well in our challenging working...
The ABCDE’s of Quality Improvement

The ABCDE’s of Quality Improvement

What is Quality Improvement (QI)? You have all heard the latest buzzword in healthcare: “quality improvement”, or QI. Yet many healthcare professionals still only have a vague idea of what that truly means, and likely an even poorer understanding of how it might apply...