The Intensivist Parent Support Network (IPSN) was formed in Melbourne by a group of Intensivists and trainees in recognition of the particular challenges of trying to create a successful career and a happy family. It is primarily a networking group where we can support each other through sharing experiences and solutions over a friendly cuppa.
IPSN is also researching barriers to work-family balance in ICU in order to advocate for change both in training requirements and workplace culture.
IPSN is open to all genders in recognition of the growing number of men who are taking on a more active parenting role or who are in fact the primary caregivers.
If you are a parent (or aspiring one) and would like to be involved or are struggling with a particular issue, sign up to the WIN newsletter, join our Facebook page, check out the WIN news and event page or drop us a line by email.
IPSN MEET: SATURDAY 5TH OF DECEMBER, 10:30AM
This will be a great opportunity get to know colleagues who have kids or in preparation to. If you are planning kids but are wondering how to fit them into training/career, come along to hear about different experiences to guide you. We’ll provide an update about what we’ve been up to, and we would love to hear your ideas about how IPSN can be shaped to better help you and others.
We’ll have coffee, tea and nibbles for morning tea, and there’s a great playground for the kiddies. Look for the sign, ‘IPSN’, at the picnic tables
Kim Grayson- IPSN convener. ICU/ED Senior registrar, St Vincents Hospital Melbourne
Jan Yeung- IPSN convener. Intensivist, Bendigo Hospital