Being an RMO, and modern life in general, is stressful. The RDA has partnered with Headspace to provide members with access to their mindfulness app.
NZRDA Health & Wellbeing Conference
Sky City, Auckland, 8&9 November 2018
The NZRDA Health & Wellbeing Conference was held in Auckland on 8 and 9 November 2018. Click on the image below to go to the conference webpage for reports and videos from the conference.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
With more and more people sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and encouraging others to speak out, it has become apparent that sexual harassment in the workplace remains a serious issue in need of addressing throughout New Zealand. It is important to the NZRDA that the RMO workplace is a safe one – an environment which fosters a culture of mutual respect and one that addresses any unacceptable behaviour.
Meditation is a way to give your mind the time to pause, detach and re-energize in order to manage stress, increase happiness and boost productivity for sustainable high performance.
- Research suggests that in-person Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs may help manage stress. In fact, a systematic review of 17 MBSR studies found the program to be effective in reducing psychological and physiological symptoms of stress.
- A systematic review of in-person meditation training found that 69% of the studies analyzed showed meditation practice alleviated symptoms of anxiety.
- A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials for insomnia found that eight weeks of in-person meditation training significantly improved total waking time and sleep quality in patients with insomnia.
- A study evaluating the benefits of an in-person mindfulness-based relationship enhancement program suggests that mindfulness enhances couples’ levels of relationship satisfaction, autonomy, closeness and acceptance of each other, while reducing relationship distress.
- Scientists investigated the effects of a brief in-person meditation training program on cognition and their findings suggest that meditating for just four days is enough to improve novice meditators’ working memory, executive functions and their ability to process visual information.
- A study of burnout in Irish doctors
- Changes proposed to Hippocratic Oath to acknowledge the need for doctors to care for themselves as well as their patients have been ratified by the World Medical Association
- Why are rates of mental illness so high among RMOs and nurses?
- Burnout and depression: tales from the UK
- Systematic review of doctors’ mental health in Australia
- How doctors are taught to deal with death