Mindfulness Mindfulness meditation can be practiced at any moment of our day. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition of mindfulness says, “Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.”
Most clinicians I talk with say the most gratifying part of their work is treating patients. No matter how frustrated they are navigating the changes in healthcare, or dealing with increased administrative tasks, most still love the time they spend with patients. And their commitment to patient care and safety is palpable.
New program at the University of Minnesota Medical School may help reduce stress and burnout, physician shortage. This week we heard about a new pilot program at the University of Minnesota Medical School allowing students, based on their competency, past experiences and education, start their residency program earlier.
Are you experiencing burnout? Ask yourself these questions: Are you too tired to spend time with your family and/or friends? Do you seem to have more conflict at work and/or at home? Are you not able to “turn off” work and not think about your colleagues or patients? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be [...]
Easy Mindfulness Practice for Stressful Situations How do you handle stress in your daily life? This quick, 90 second mindfulness exercise is great when you need a little help decompressing from a stressful situation at work or home.
As a physician/provider, have you ever felt stressed from your financial concerns (or debt)? Physician and provider debt can sky rocket with eight years of advanced education—medical school and residency—and high interest rates. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, 75% of the 2017 graduating medical [...]
Mindful Breathing Mindful breathing is one of the simplest forms of meditation, and one of the best ways to practice living in the present moment.
Mindfulness in Medicine In our 2015 Physician Stress and Burnout Survey Report, 46 percent of physicians reported severe stress and/or burnout. In a rapidly changing healthcare market, physician stress and burnout is likely going to increase. Stress and burnout leads to many concerns and issues for the physician—as well as [...]
We recently interviewed Dr. Lisa Herbert, M.D., FAAFP about her newly published book: Take Back Your Life: A Working Mom’s Guide to Work-Life Balance. Dr. Herbert is a Board Certified Family Physician, a certified personal and executive coach and a physician consultant for VITAL WorkLife.