Saskatoon doctor honoured for easing stress in the ER
‘It’s crazy and chaotic’: Dr. Zafrina Poonja
CBC News Mar 31, 2017: A University of Saskatchewan physician is being recognized nationally for her work in trying to ease the stress of her co-workers struggling with the demands of the ER.
“It’s crazy and chaotic,” Dr. Zafrina Poonja told CBC Radio’s Saskatoon Morning.
Pushing the limits is tradition for doctors and healthcare workers in the ER. Pulling long shifts and skipping meals is just the way it has always been done.
But when a personal crisis hit, Poonja began to have doubts about life in the ER.
“If we aren’t well ourselves, how can we come to work and treat people?” she said.
So, Poonja set out not only to reduce her own stress, but also to help her co-workers. She said she began by blogging and reaching out to physicians who excelled at work-life balance to find out how “they stay well.”
Dr. Zafrina’s blog: https://www.aliem.com/2015/zafrina-poonja-healthy-in-em/
Dr. Zafrina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zafrinapoonja
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