In medical school, the goal is to survive. To push through. You make it through residency, get your first “real job” and then everything will be great. Right? Wrong. In medicine, you are expected to be perfect. You don’t make mistakes. And you don’t share your feelings. This perfectionist mindset and all of its flaws has [...]
The word "resilience"—as a compliment or a directive—is not always well-received by physicians. For many, especially when it’s connected with resilience training, it implies:
Resiliency is typically a sought after attribute within the healthcare field. But when stripped down to the core, it's apparent physicians are growing increasingly frustrated with the phrasing behind the term.
How do you recognize when a physician is experiencing burnout? Given the high demands of contemporary medical practice and the extreme pressures physicians work under, you might think burnout would be most clearly signaled by a blowup—“I can’t take this anymore!”
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 [...]