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Recorded webinar: Looking After Yourself – Self-care Through COVID-19 (NZ)

  • Dates: 06 – 06 May, 2020

Date recorded: Wednesday 6 May 2020
Suitable for:
Medical Protection members

As the lives of doctors around the world are being transformed by the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Medical Protection believes it is critical to support all members to take decisive and significant action to sustain their own physical and mental wellbeing and support their colleagues in this time of crisis.

Join Cognitive Institute and Risk Prevention Senior Medical Educator, Dr Lynne McKinlay, for this one-hour recorded webinar where she shares practical and evidence-based strategies for medical practitioners to sustain physical and mental wellbeing now and beyond COVID-19. 

Whether it be how to face the understandable anxiety and fear that working on the frontline induces or addressing the need to find anchors of certainty in a sea of chaos, this webinar provides deep expertise and understanding of resilience and wellbeing from the perspective of medical professionals delivering healthcare at this challenging time.

Webinar objectives
  • Gain an overview of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on human behaviour
  • Learn six strategies for surviving COVID-19, including strategies to manage anxiety and practise self-care
  • Understand Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Understand how to manage psychological safety and build wellbeing

Dr Lynne McKinlay is a Senior Medical Educator at Cognitive Institute, a subsidiary of the Medical Protection Society. Dr McKinlay is Medical Director, Learning and Workforce, at Children’s Health Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and practises as a specialist in paediatric rehabilitation medicine. Dr McKinlay has a special interest in clinician wellbeing and her research draws on training with Dr Tait Shanafelt at the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center.

Dr McKinlay holds the position of senior lecturer with the School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Australia and was the founding clinical director of the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Queensland.

In 2015 Dr McKinlay received the Children’s Health Queensland Australia Day Achievement Award for leadership and was a recipient of the Queensland Health Staff Excellence Silver Award for Leadership in 2004. She was a Churchill Fellow in 2002, investigating paediatric rehabilitation systems of care in North America, with this knowledge guiding ongoing development of the paediatric rehabilitation services in Queensland.

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