Wednesday 1 May | 11:00
Plenary two: Surviving and thriving
A/Prof Andrew Dean
A/Prof Andrew Dean has worked for over 30 years as an emergency physician, predominantly in regional and rural hospitals. He has developed a parallel interest in meditation and Mindfulness and their application in the medical context, as a tool to enhance psychological resilience and general wellbeing.
Andrew has written a book about meditation, and is interested in the current development of Mindfulness curricula across diverse workplaces. Emergency Departments are recognised as being stressful work environments, and Andrew is looking forward to being part of an ACEM initiative to develop a relevant Wellness and Mindfulness Programme for Trainees and Members.
In November 2018, he chaired a Mindfulness and Wellbeing Workshop at the Perth ACEM ASM.