A lot has changed over the last 40 years. When I entered the workplace in the 1970s, there were two generations of working people: the “old timers” and “newcomers.”
Physician leaders play an important role in building a culture of well being in their healthcare organization. Caring, effective leadership is essential for addressing physician and advanced practitioner stress and burnout. Leadership conversations and setting a positive example of well being can dramatically impact a [...]
Download the second in a series of articles from VITAL WorkLife addressing physician well being solutions at multiple levels, from individual self-care to organizational support for physician well being. In our newest article learn the importance of leadership on physician well being and patient outcomes, factors behind a [...]
When physicians consider getting assistance for lowering stress and enhancing well being, they often perceive a number of barriers making access to help more difficult, according to Robert Leschke, MD, an emergency department physician and physician peer coach.
Physician well being has far-reaching impacts, affecting patient satisfaction and outcomes, organizational costs, team morale levels and personal work-life balance. When burnout occurs, the ripple effect can be dramatic.
Stress is a common part of everyday life, and in some cases, can be helpful for productivity and motivation. But when stress becomes chronic or causes negative personal or professional repercussions, it can tip into burnout. According to HelpGuide.org, a mental health site that collaborates with Harvard Medical School, here’s [...]
We are excited to announce our first article in a new VITAL WorkLife series addressing physician well being and solutions at multiple levels, from individual self-care to organizational strategy changes. In our first article, Physician Burnout: Balancing Caregiving and Self-Care, you will learn how physician well being [...]
Identifying the Problem The rate of physician addiction among current practitioners is between 10 and 15 percent, similar or higher than the general population. As with the general population, alcohol is the most commonly abused substance; but not surprising, there is an increased level of addiction to prescription opioids, [...]