Sep 12, 2018
Do you have too many career interests outside of your basic clinical practice?
Are your daily focus areas as few as three? Family, clinical and perhaps one other thing?
In this episode Australian intensivist, Marianne Chapman, speaks about how she keeps her life under control by focussing on her big three - family, clinical and research. This allows her to manage the stresses of an intensive care career. She sometimes has to say no very deliberately, and although she finds this hard, it helps her manage the workload. She notices that some of her colleagues seem to want to be experts in several areas, and whilst this may be important at the beginning of our careers, this can be a recipe for disaster for some of us over the longer term.
Marianne is a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Acute Care Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, both in Adelaide, Australia. Her clinical research interests include gastrointestinal dysfunction underlying problems with the administration of enteral nutrition and the clinical effects of nutrition in the critically ill. Marianne is an eminent international researcher in this field and has published extensively on these topics.
Marianne and I recorded our conversation a little while ago and it’s great to be able to air it now. In the interview, Marianne spoke about:
My genuine hope with the Mastering Intensive Care podcast is to inspire and empower you to bring your best self to the ICU by listening to the perspectives of such thought-provoking guests as Marianne Chapman. I genuinely believe we can all improve, as both professionals and as human beings, so that we can do the absolute best for the people we are privileged to care for as patients.
Please help me to spread the message by simply emailing your colleagues, posting on social media or subscribing, rating and reviewing the podcast. If you wish to connect, leave a comment on the Facebook “mastering intensive care” page, on the LITFL episode page, on twitter using #masteringintensivecare, or by sending me an email at email@example.com.
Marianne is an erudite, thoughtful, patient and humble intensivist with an excellent approach to not becoming overloaded. Please enjoy listening to the podcast.
Show notes (people, organisations, resources and links mentioned in the episode):
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