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Burnout in healthcare.

In the last 10 years, 50,000 articles have been printed about burnout.

As healthcare workers, we are exposed to an enormous emotional toll.

We need a plan to look after our wellbeing and we need to start thinking about it now.

Surround yourself with people you can trust and do things to boost your happiness.

Most importantly, work with your team. If a team member needs to be covered, cover them. One day you may need covering too.

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Liz Crowe

Liz Crowe has two and a half decades of expertise in grief, crisis, end of life care, bereavement work and staff wellbeing in pediatric critical care environments.  Liz currently works at a tertiary adult hospital providing consultation, coaching, counselling and education for staff wellbeing.  She is in the absolute final stages of completing her PhD examining risk and protective factors for staff wellbeing in critical care. Liz is a published academic involved in multiple research projects nationally and internationally focussing on the wellbeing of staff and the impact of COVID on clinicians.  Liz is a passionate and humorous educator who regularly speaks internationally. Liz is the successful author of ‘The Little Book of Loss and Grief You Can Read While You Cry’. She is a proud member of the St Emlyn’s education team and an active member of #FOAMed,  and can be found on Twitter @LizCrowe2.


Ashley Liebig

Ashley is a division chief, nurse, helicopter rescue specialist, veteran, organizer, educator, author, friend, high strung, never sleeping, career procrastinator, wanna-be over achiever and most importantly; Mom.She is massively proud to be on the organizing committee for SMACC and SMACCFORCE, and loves her FOAM family. She talks about some stuff and writes some things. She thinks writing about herself in third person is weird.