Physician, heal thyself
I was thrilled. While abortion is legal at the state hospital, he refuses any requests for the life-ending procedure. He also told the head of the hospital about his decision, and explained how God helped his wife deliver a healthy baby. Please pray for Doctor Robert and for God to continue to work in his life and that of his family.
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Physician, Heal Thyself
They refer physicians to treatment programs for these complications of burnout - drug and alchohol addiction, depression and suicidal ideation. These crisis intervention programs are absolutely necessary -- so that doctors in need don't fall through the cracks -- and they are NOT burnout prevention programs.
Burnout is the iceberg beneath the surface. The complications are the smallest of tips protruding above.
Physician, Heal Thyself - American College of Cardiology
You can intervene on all the suicidal doctors you want and it will not prevent an ounce of the mountain of burnout underlying the complications above. In order to prevent burnout, you must attack it head on with a Burnout Prevention Working Group and leadership committment to the Quadruple Aim. If you have a crisis hotline, don't call it a burnout prevention program and please do not stop as if your work is done.
Sure you can continue to do what you have always done, praying for something different to happen in response - Einstein's Insanity Trap. And the soul grinding agony of burnout is designed as motivation to STOP and take a new path. It is about realignment and conscious design. It is about changing your relationship with your career so that you are in charge and thriving It is about waking up from your programming and designing a way forward with your eyes wide open. If this practice and this lifestyle is not working for you, what would work better?
It is amazing to me how rarely a physician will ask that question.
Without an Ideal Job Description though, you are just working to please somebody else. You are on their agenda, following their Job Description and your burnout is the consequence. Your Ideal Practice Description is an authentic target for your practice improvement efforts at all times. If you are an employee, there will come a time when you need permission from up the chain of command for some aspect of your Ideal Practice.
Learning how to navigate bureaucracy and manage your boss is a very important - and absent - skill set for most doctors. Some form of a mindfulness practice is essential so that you don't waste time and life force on negative emotions - frustration, anger, righteous indignation, helpless, hopeless, anxiety. When it comes to mindfulness practices, simpler is better and the real key is to incorporate it into what you do normally during every practice day. These action steps will mitigate for the forces that predispose doctors to physician burnout -- and allow you to take charge of your career trajectory -- always working to build a more Ideal Practice and a more extraordinary life.
And don't ever let anyone look you in the eye and rattle off " Physician Heal Thyself " -- when it is completely inappropriate -- again. Another type of wellness is nurtured when individuals facing similar challenges meet to discuss specific issues and support one another. Examples of the demands facing physicians include sleep deprivation, being on call, dealing with life and death, EMR, lack of control, relentless critical decisions, isolation, malpractice, and poor health.
My vision is to facilitate the development of these various groups of physicians throughout our system: north, central, and south. Meeting sites could be the hospitals, physician homes, restaurants, or coffee shops. The frequency of the meetings would be determined by each group and could vary from weekly to monthly or quarterly. I will be sharing this model with various physician groups over the next few months, and I am willing to launch one or more of these meetings with your help.
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