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Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership

Uncategorized, Who We are
The Association of Anaesthesiologists of Malta (AAM) through it's elected committee strives to look after the interests and wellbeing of its members at all levels, promote the highest standards in the practice of anaesthesiology and intensive care, as well as safeguard patient safety. It was not conceived as or intended to be a trade union, and as such has limited executive powers. The AAM committee is elected for a term of three years. Committee meetings are held on a monthly basis, and an annual general meeting, open to all members, is usually held in the first half of each calendar year. Specific benefits of membership include: Representation at a European and International level through Associate Membership of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC), an...
Well Being and Support

Well Being and Support

Members, Uncategorized
External Links Occupational Well-Being in Anaesthesiologists The Vital Signs: A guide for doctors seeking help and advice Burnout in Anaesthesiology Download: Burnout self test How is your colleague today? Welfare: On the edge of a black hole Drug and alcohol Abuse amongst Anaesthetists Avoiding Burnout Are you concerned about a colleague? Follow this simple guide on what to do if you are concerned about a medical colleague and their state of physical or mental health. Introduction Doctors are just like everyone else, in that they are vulnerable to a wide variety of illnesses. However doctors may differ from the rest of the population in their tendency to deny or minimise medical problems, and their access to a variety of treatments which can be used to self-me...
Burnout Questionnaire Results

Burnout Questionnaire Results

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Increasing evidence suggests that physicians are experiencing epidemic levels of burnout, dissatisfaction, and work-related stress. Increasing productivity requirements, regulation and bureaucracy in combination with decreasing compensation, less time with patients, a rapidly expanding base of medical knowledge, and difficulty balancing personal and professional life because of excessive work hours and frequent night calls are all contributing factors. Our specialty is one of the more stressful ones and from time to time it is our obligation to pause and reflect, to ensure that our mental well-being and that of our colleagues remains a priority. We felt the need as an Association to take stock of the situation amongst Anaesthesiologists practicing in Malta. In October 2016, we asked ...