>Sustainable Working Conditions for Emergency Physicians

This program, proposed by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine is supported by this recent publication by Dr Michael Howlett et al.

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The leadership of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine is greatly concerned about the sustainability of professional practice for emergency physicians worldwide.  Accordingly, in 2013 a Taskforce was established to review the best working practices and agree on a set of core principles that would provide guidance and support for a sustainable, fulfilling career in Emergency Medicine.   The Group, led by Dr Taj Hassan (RCEM), included representatives from the UK, USA, Canada, South America, Australia, Singapore, HK and South Africa.

A Position Statement has now been developed and is attached.  It can also be accessed via the IFEM Website

http://www.ifem.cc/Resources/PoliciesandGuidelines.aspx

We hope it will provide guidance in this key area and can be the foundation of a set of materials that can be used by Emergency Physicians to help provide better structure to their clinical careers.

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