Episode 146: Are You Sitting Comfortably? The Power of Storytelling – Part 2

The EMJ Podcast: Insights For Healthcare Professionals

Apr 28 2023 • 22 mins

This episode dives deep into the meaning of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, and how chronic excessive workload can impact a physician’s wellbeing. Jonathan is once again joined by Lalith Wijedoru, consultant emergency paediatrician and Founder of Behind Your Mask, UK. The pair discuss approaches to improve physical wellbeing, such as musical therapy, and how moral distress can cause burnout. Further topics of conversation include the welfare of children, the importance of skin-to-skin contact for maternal and paternal bonding, and how abuse can affect children long-term.

Use the following timestamps to navigate the topics discussed in this episode:


(01:10)-Defining wellbeing

(02:30)-Factors that affect wellbeing

(04:40)-Wijedoru’s path into wellbeing

(07:20)-Wijedoru’s approach to physical wellbeing

(10:15)-Importance of physical touch in wellbeing

(13:10)-Moral distress

(14:35)-Paediatric safeguarding

(17:00)-Impact of music on wellbeing

(20:20)-Three wishes