Good medical and management skills are needed to align the needs and demands of both hospitals and physicians. Both hospitals and physicians possess effective skills and strengths. However, the potential conflict between the two can lead to dangerous polarization.
The International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH) was held in Toronto from Oct 10-13 and addressed many issues leading to stress and burnout. There were over 500 registered attendees from 16 counties and every panel, workshop and presentation was standing room only! This level of interest, energy and participation was a [...]
For healthcare organizations, delivering care is about more than having great physicians, providers and clinicians and enabling them to diagnose and treat the right conditions. It’s also about having every clinician aligned and contributing to a common, organizational vision and working together as a cohesive team to do the [...]
Potential Physical Implications of Burnout Burnout—defined as persistent emotional exhaustion, physical fatigue and cognitive weariness—may negatively affect physical health more than previously believed.
When physicians are having difficulty managing stress or maintaining well being, speaking with a physician peer coach could provide a number of benefits. Often, communicating with someone who’s been in a similar situation can foster a greater sense of connection and make suggestions more meaningful.
Developing physician leaders is recognized as an important measure for the success of healthcare organizations. For example, strong physician representation in leadership has been linked with quality patient care and patient satisfaction.[i]
Peer Coaches Understand the Issues “Watch one, do one, teach one” is a medical school philosophy healthcare organizations adopt for knowledge transfer beyond surgical techniques. Physicians not only prefer learning from other doctors—they learn better when peers are doing the teaching, coaching and mentoring.1 Peer coaching [...]
Peer Support Group Key for Medical Practitioners Sometimes a peer is the only one who can understand the unique world of healthcare. In a time where they are busier than ever with adapting to changes and increased administrative tasks, informal time to chat with one another seems to be disappearing. One avenue to ensure a [...]
A Physician Peer Coach understands unique needs Research indicates many physicians are reluctant to ask for help—yet they’re often in desperate need of a compassionate listener, such as a peer coach, who understands the work, personal and family challenges they face. In fact, 88% of surveyed physicians reported moderate to [...]