#WeAHPs - Thursday 28th June 2018 8:30pm (GMT Standard Time) Joy in Practice

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This chat is guest hosted by @HelenOwen3 @jkfillingham @NaomiMcVey

At the 2017 Chief Allied Health Profession’s Conference, Prof Helen Stokes Lampard, chair of the Royal College of General Practice, spoke on the future of General Practice. Her key message however wasn’t the practicalities and future vision for doctors, but rather how as healthcare practitioners we seek out joy in daily practice. 

“When work is a pleasure, life is joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.” Maxim Gorky

Counteract the culture of cynicism

Sickness absence is reported to cost the NHS £2.4billion a year – around 2.5% of the overall budget of the NHS. Of this, NHS employers reports 30% is stress related. Constant changes to structure, a barrage of negative headlines relating to Healthcare, and an overwhelming sense of cynicism and hopelessness is spoken over the future of the healthcare. How can we, in the midst of this, rediscover our passion and maintain our joy for what we do day in and day out?

Rediscovering Joy

Let’s face it – our jobs aren’t always glamourous; we can spend hours looking at feet (‘nuff said), changing people with incontinence, looking down the throats of those with bad breath, getting up close to physically aid or treat the patient who hasn’t washed this week. The flip side is that these are all people we have the potential to help, and the help that we can offer is rewarding enough to easily outweigh the moments that make us doubt why we do what we do. The happiness and satisfaction of these moments is a glimpse of the joy we can have daily if we seek it out. 

 “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen


Join us on Thursday 26th October on a journey of how we can rediscover joy in our everyday practice, and feed this back into the systems and services we work in.


 Some questions to think about before the chat:

1)Is there a difference between happiness and joy?

2)How would you expect a joyful AHP of your profession to look? 

3)What brings you joy at work?  

4)What stops you feeling joy at work?

5)How can you share joy with others (patients, colleagues, managers, the wider service)?





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 Evidence Based Practice

 

Quality Watch: NHS Staff Sickness Absence, http://www.qualitywatch.org.uk/indicator/nhs-staff-sickness-absence

Health and Science Journal: Cynicism in the NHS, https://www.hsj.co.uk/leader/nhs-england-must-combat-the-growing-tide-of-cynicism-/5078165.article

The Culture Way: Joy at Work blog, http://thecultureway.com/joy-at-work/

Wright and Cropanzano: Well-being, satisfaction and job performance: another look at the happy/productive worker thesis (abstract) http://proceedings.aom.org/content/1997/1/364.short

Harvard Business Review: Top 10 Ways to Find Joy at Work, https://hbr.org/2009/10/top-ten-ways-to-find-joy-at-wo.html





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 #WeAHPs transcript

 
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:30
Good evening and welcome to tonight's #WeAHPs hosted by @HelenOwen3 @SarahBradder @jkfillingham @julie_bolter and @NaomiMcVey
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:30
We’re here with loads of questions to kickstart conversation around tonight’s topic #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:31
But before we start, why not say hello and where you’re joining in from today? #WeAHPs
@HelenOwen3
28 June 2018 20:31
@WeAHPs Hello from Wolverhampton #weahps
@faebeth
28 June 2018 20:32
#weahps. Hello. everyone, I am joining you from Basildon. #Weahps
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:32
@HelenOwen3 Hi Helen ???? #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:33
#weahps https://twitter.com/SLT_saltfiona/status/1012418538374656000
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:33
Q1: Do you believe joy is a choice? Might help here to consider: what is joy? Is it different to happiness? #WeAHPs… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1012418702694854656
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:33
Don't forget to use the #WeAHPs
@ozcboss
28 June 2018 20:34
@WeAHPs hello from Ely in Cambridgeshire! #joyofrehab #weahps
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:34
@ozcboss Hello Andrew ???? #WeAHPs
@HelenOwen3
28 June 2018 20:35
RT @WeAHPs: Q1: Do you believe joy is a choice? Might help here to consider: what is joy? Is it different to happiness? #WeAHPs #GoingPhilo…
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:35
#weahps https://twitter.com/AnnaKEvans/status/1012419222348156929
@KBNeuroinfo
28 June 2018 20:35
@WeAHPs Hi from South Wales #weAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:35
#weahps https://twitter.com/faebeth/status/1012419203423449093
@tina_yarnton
28 June 2018 20:36
#WeAHPs hi from Suffolk ??is it that we go looking for happiness but joy comes as a surprise? ??
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:36
@faebeth Hi there ???? #WeAHPs
@AnnaKEvans
28 June 2018 20:36
@WeAHPs #weahps masters of multitasking
@HelenOwen3
28 June 2018 20:37
@WeAHPs I think we have some choice and influence but it's not absolute e.g. depression etc might make it fairly impossible #weahps
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:37
@AnnaKEvans Hello! ???? multi-tasking - great stuff! #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:37
@KBNeuroinfo Hi there!! #WeAHPs
@NaomiMcVey
28 June 2018 20:38
@WeAHPs I think you can choose to seek out & create joy in each day & how you go about things #weahps
@IanTyrrell5
28 June 2018 20:39
@WeAHPs Will try keep an eye out! Slightly distracted! #WeAHPs
@faebeth
28 June 2018 20:39
#weahps. I found a quote on a website called psychologies. It said happiness tends to be externally triggered, by t… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1012420202846457858
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:39
RT @NaomiMcVey: @WeAHPs I think you can choose to seek out & create joy in each day & how you go about things #weahps
@HelenOwen3
28 June 2018 20:40
RT @NaomiMcVey: @WeAHPs I think you can choose to seek out & create joy in each day & how you go about things #weahps
@IanTyrrell5
28 June 2018 20:40
@WeAHPs Think you have to be open to joy! You can surround yourself in negativity and not allow joy permeate the shell! #WeAHPs
@NaomiMcVey
28 June 2018 20:40
@WeAHPs Like 5 portions of fruit & veg seek out & create 5 portions of fun a day - ref @drphilhammond ?? #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:40
That's really interesting to hear #WeAHPs https://twitter.com/faebeth/status/1012420202846457858
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:41
RT @tina_yarnton: #WeAHPs hi from Suffolk ??is it that we go looking for happiness but joy comes as a surprise? ??
@logan_angie
28 June 2018 20:41
@WeAHPs For most people joy is a choice, but I do appreciate that for some with mental health problems, that’s more challenging #WeAHPS
@ACP_SarahA
28 June 2018 20:41
@WeAHPs #WeAHPs joy is not a choice for those with mental health issues, it is a far & distant dream.
@logan_angie
28 June 2018 20:41
@WeAHPs Angie from Cornwall #weAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:41
Interesting point, does anyone have any thoughts on this finding? #WeAHPs https://twitter.com/faebeth/status/1012420202846457858
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:42
RT @ACP_SarahA: @WeAHPs #WeAHPs joy is not a choice for those with mental health issues, it is a far & distant dream.
@KBNeuroinfo
28 June 2018 20:42
@IanTyrrell5 @WeAHPs Sometimes may need a helping hand to see Andy recognise joy #weahps
@alistairichards
28 June 2018 20:42
#WeAHPs hello from Guernsey ????
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:43
Q2: What things impact your mood for the worse and what effect can this have for you at work? #WeAHPs
@AnnaKEvans
28 June 2018 20:43
@WeAHPs I love how inside out characters help to explain joy harnessing the power of positivity #weahps https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/four_lessons_from_inside_out_to_discuss_with_kids
@faebeth
28 June 2018 20:43
@ACP_SarahA @WeAHPs Good point #Weahps
@faebeth
28 June 2018 20:46
#weahps I find stress impacts my mood, that is the main thing I find at work #Weahps
@salhowardphysio
28 June 2018 20:46
@WeAHPs It can take a lot of effort, often require help and a lot of reinforcing but it can become a skill... #WeAHPs
@HelenOwen3
28 June 2018 20:47
@tina_yarnton When I think of happiness, I think of my face smiling. When I think of joy, it lifts my heart #weahps
@faebeth
28 June 2018 20:51
#weahps. I find being happy at work can often be about the team you work with. When you have a good team the atmosp… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1012423138704003073
@ACP_SarahA
28 June 2018 20:51
@WeAHPs #weAHPs especially for those dragged under by the dark dog of depression or eaten up from the inside by anx… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1012423296049172480
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 20:51
@WeAHPs On hols in Canada #WeAHPS
@logan_angie
28 June 2018 20:52
@IanTyrrell5 @WeAHPs Yes, I agree it’s important to consider the impact of your personal life on work & vice versa #WeAHPS
@tina_yarnton
28 June 2018 20:52
@logan_angie @WeAHPs Positive tribe ?? like that idea #WeAHPs
@NaomiMcVey
28 June 2018 20:53
@WeAHPs Stress, conflict, not enough sleep, not enough exercise, juggling childcare - affects my clarity of thinking #weAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:53
@CandacePlouffe Dedication! #WeAHPs
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 20:53
@WeAHPs Better than watching the footie, that is not a joyful activity ??#WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:55
Q3: What about for the better? Where do you see moments of joy in what you do? #WeAHPs
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 20:55
@WeAHPs Not having time to do what I want to be able to do, either at home or work #WeAHPs
@KBNeuroinfo
28 June 2018 20:57
Sometimes some help to shift the perspective and focus on what works and what is good rather than whats not is really powerful #weahps
@musedNeuroOT
28 June 2018 20:58
When something really positive arises out of adversity - need the bad times to recognise joy and happiness #WeAHPs https://t.co/e01hgeQ4y2
@AdvancingPhysio
28 June 2018 20:58
RT @faebeth: #weahps. I found a quote on a website called psychologies. It said happiness tends to be externally triggered, by thingd and p…
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 20:59
Q4: Why is it important to consider joy and happiness in healthcare for yourself, your teams, your services and patients? #WeAHPs
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 20:59
@WeAHPs Colleagues who are kind and take time to really listen and care for each other #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:00
Interesting article exploring some of the cases of burnout among healthcare professionals in the NHS: https://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/news-item/what-will-be-the-real-cost-of-poor-nhs-staff-wellbeing #WeAHPs
@faebeth
28 June 2018 21:00
#weahps I get alot of joy from my work, I love interacting with patients, getting them to talk and ease their nervo… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1012425528815640577
@HelenOwen3
28 June 2018 21:00
@WeAHPs Pace and quality of my interactions with patients and colleagues #weahps
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:00
RT @CandacePlouffe: @WeAHPs Colleagues who are kind and take time to really listen and care for each other #WeAHPs
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 21:00
@WeAHPs If we do not care for each other how can we truly give great care to our patients? #WeAHPs
@ACP_SarahA
28 June 2018 21:01
@WeAHPs #weAHPs Quite simply, you will sink if you don’t, but it is not easy to do in the current climate.
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:02
RT @faebeth: #weahps I get alot of joy from my work, I love interacting with patients, getting them to talk and ease their nervousness, fin…
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 21:02
@AimeeRobson4 @WeAHPs Indeed and we have to not be so hard on ourselves #WeAHPs
@GraemeGpt
28 June 2018 21:07
@WeAHPs Joy and happiness breeds energy. For services and people to remain compassionate you must have joy as well #Weahps
@BeverleyHarden
28 June 2018 21:08
Oops #weahps long day sorry! https://t.co/OVVnY3U8yF
@NaomiMcVey
28 June 2018 21:08
@WeAHPs I think many people use humour on these situations to both cope and help communicate #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:10
#weahps https://twitter.com/faebeth/status/1012426095386415109
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:11
#weahps https://twitter.com/SLT_saltfiona/status/1012426480591220738
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:11
#weahps https://twitter.com/faebeth/status/1012427896630235136
@CalForrest
28 June 2018 21:11
RT @faebeth: #weahps I get alot of joy from my work, I love interacting with patients, getting them to talk and ease their nervousness, fin…
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 21:11
@IanTyrrell5 @WeAHPs Absolutely, Reflective practice required and self care to re-energise #WeAHPs
@ACP_SarahA
28 June 2018 21:12
@WeAHPs #weAHPs In the stories.. even a pt with advanced dementia at the end of life can have lucid intervals of th… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1012428438408482817
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:12
Q6: How can we create a culture of joy in our workplaces and in the job we do individually? #WeAHPs
@e_fasuba
28 June 2018 21:13
@WeAHPs Hi everyone, Ayobami from Nigeria #WeAHPs
@HelenOwen3
28 June 2018 21:13
@WeAHPs Taking time to care and show you care. And still sharing a smile even in the toughest situations #weahps
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 21:13
@WeAHPs It has to be intentional, consistent and genuine to feel authentic #WeAHPs
@BeverleyHarden
28 June 2018 21:14
@WeAHPs #weahps lead by example, talk the language of joy and help others to see the wonder
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 21:14
@e_fasuba @WeAHPs Welcome! #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:14
Follow up: What barriers exist and how do we overcome them? #WeAHPs
@HelenOwen3
28 June 2018 21:15
@WeAHPs Being an example, especially were joyfulness is counter cultural. People are drawn to it #weahps
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:15
RT @ACP_SarahA: @WeAHPs #weAHPs In the stories.. even a pt with advanced dementia at the end of life can have lucid intervals of the most a…
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:16
RT @CandacePlouffe: @WeAHPs It has to be intentional, consistent and genuine to feel authentic #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:16
RT @HelenOwen3: @WeAHPs Being an example, especially were joyfulness is counter cultural. People are drawn to it #weahps
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:17
@e_fasuba Hello there ???? thanks for joining us! #WeAHPs
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 21:18
@NaomiMcVey @WeAHPs For me the last two are the most important! #WeAHPs
@HelenOwen3
28 June 2018 21:18
@WeAHPs Cynicism #weahps
@KMiddletonCSP
28 June 2018 21:19
RT @BeverleyHarden: @WeAHPs #weahps lead by example, talk the language of joy and help others to see the wonder
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 21:19
@WeAHPs Some for whatever reason are unable to vocal minority, trying to understand their thinking and the reason for the negativity #WeAHPs
@emily_scotney
28 June 2018 21:20
@WeAHPs #WeAHPS - sharing the little moments with our team that have brightened our own day and someone else’s day… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1012430445198356480
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:20
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/faebeth/status/1012429824164540422
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:20
Q7: What will you be taking away from tonight’s chat and into tomorrow’s work? #WeAHPs
@faebeth
28 June 2018 21:20
#weahps Try and be positive and proactive in your attitude, I like the cake idea,this is a simple example, I do this sometimes. #We ahps
@e_fasuba
28 June 2018 21:21
@WeAHPs Team work! Not just in terms of words but sincerely in actions. #WeAHPs Respect individual ideas, contribu… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1012430779421478917
@HelenOwen3
28 June 2018 21:21
@WeAHPs Share success more #weahps
@CandacePlouffe
28 June 2018 21:21
@WeAHPs Easy to be drawn into a negative perspective, conscious thought processing required to create the day you want! #WeAHPs
@tina_yarnton
28 June 2018 21:22
@WeAHPs Respect to the positive tribe ?? seek them out and spread that positivity #WeAHPs
@emily_scotney
28 June 2018 21:23
@WeAHPs #WeAHPs working towards the good with a fabulous team behind you and beside you tops you up for the tough b… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1012431409510744065
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:24
RT @tina_yarnton: @WeAHPs Respect to the positive tribe ?? seek them out and spread that positivity #WeAHPs
@KBNeuroinfo
28 June 2018 21:24
RT @emily_scotney: @WeAHPs #WeAHPs working towards the good with a fabulous team behind you and beside you tops you up for the tough bits.…
@faebeth
28 June 2018 21:25
#weahps Understand how imlortant attitude is to the work place and encourage and support each other.
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:25
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/SLT_saltfiona/status/1012429720678490114
@WeAHPs
28 June 2018 21:27
#weahps https://twitter.com/pinkyroo1/status/1012431650750369792
@SocialWorkerGaz
28 June 2018 21:27
@WeAHPs Not taking a reflective stance in our practice #weahps
@faebeth
28 June 2018 21:28
#weahps Realise how much the team attitude affects patient care, and how important it is to foster a positive attit… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1012432639540781057




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