Emergency Medicine – Finding the Sweet Spot
The development and reach of Emergency Medicine has been exponential. In advanced medical systems, some have said that emergency medicine is a victim of its own success due to EDs becoming the safety net for acute health systems, and EDs being overwhelmed with patients with hospitals failing to keep up. New challenges have arisen while old ones persist. How do we support excellent emergency care, remain aware of emerging issues and harness opportunities while avoiding burnout and disengagement? Collaboration, Professionalism and Responsibility are useful signposts towards the sweet spots in emergency medicine.