The 2018 AMGA Conference in Phoenix was once again the gathering place for medical professionals and healthcare leaders to connect with their peers, share ideas and drive the direction of their profession. The conference provided plenty of learning opportunities and excellent speakers.
by Shawn Friday, MEd, LPC, CEAP, February 2018
New AMA Podcast Series to Help Physicians and Providers Last week the American Medical Association (AMA) announced the launch of a new podcast series to help tackle difficult situations in patient care for physicians and providers, residents and medical students. This is a great proactive effort to help address high stress [...]
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 [...]
Do you feel like it's impossible to balance your work and life commitments? The prevalence and severity of physician and provider stress and burnout has been increasing. In fact, according to a 2015 survey by VITAL WorkLife and Cejka Search, 57% of responding physicians cited concerns about work/life balance as a cause of [...]
Mindfulness meditation is a popular activity for improving well being and fulfilling potential. Classes are offered on line and throughout the country. It is often used to treat anxiety and mood disorders, as well as stress and medical issues.
Maintaining positive relationships and communication with patients is important, but increasingly difficult in this changing healthcare environment. Physicians and providers today face growing barriers to connecting with their patients, including: cultural and language differences with an increasingly diverse patient [...]
Work/Life Balance: When Life Impacts Work These days much focus is placed on how the changes and challenges in healthcare are impacting physician well being and Work/Life balance, with downstream consequences to patient care and safety. But little attention is given to the personal lives of physicians and how responsibilities [...]