How to Recognize Physician Burnout and Recommended Solutions

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 [...]

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How mindful are you in your daily life?

Mindfulness Take Berkeley's Mindfulness Assessment below to learn more about what mindfulness is, how mindful you are and how you can incorporate mindfulness into your daily life. We are highlighting Berkeley's assessment because it is a reputable source and gives practical recommendations.

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Mindfulness Video: How to Reduce Stress with Focused Breathing

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.

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How to Practice Mindful Breathing Throughout Your Day

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.

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Mindfulness in Medicine: How Mindfulness Can Help Support Physician Well Being

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 [...]

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5 Takeaways from the Whole Life Challenge

Whole Life Challenge and Well Being From January 20 – March 2, 13 VITAL WorkLife employees participated in the Whole Life Challenge, which focuses on seven daily habits to improve our health and well being: nutrition, exercise, mobility, sleep, hydration, well being and reflection. For six weeks participants followed [...]

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How to Improve Workplace Loneliness

Impact of Loneliness In recent decades, loneliness has been recognized as a public health concern as big as obesity and smoking. Some of the latest studies suggest loneliness is related to an increase in stress, which may lead to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. High cortisol levels result in a higher risk of [...]

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VITAL WorkLife Launches New Educator Peer Coaching Benefit

Educator Peer Coaching Educators provide so much for their students. Their hard work and dedication doesn’t go unnoticed! An article in USA Today states a recent survey by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) found 61% of educators and school staff says their work is always or often stressful. To support educators and to [...]

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How Employers Can Support Employees Dealing with Mental Health Concerns

Mental Health in the Workplace Lately I’ve been reading a variety of studies and articles on the effects of mental health in the workplace and how it leads to employee absenteeism, and more importantly, employee presenteeism. According to the World Health Organization, there can be as many as 27 lost work days per year for [...]

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The High Cost of Physician Burnout in Healthcare Organizations

Build a Culture of Physician Well Being to Fight Burnout When a physician is experiencing burnout, he or she can become a liability for the healthcare organization as well as an impaired provider of care for their patients. Burned-out physicians may behave capriciously and make medical errors impacting the operation and [...]

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