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Physician Wellbeing Ecosystem

Physician wellbeing requires an ecosystem approach

Addressing physician wellbeing is a complex challenge that requires a comprehensive approach beyond individual interventions. A physician well-being ecosystem, designed to support and prioritize the mental and emotional well-being of physicians, is crucial for sustainable change.

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Physician burnout: a system disorder

Physician burnout is not a result of individual physician characteristics, but is significantly influenced by systemic factors within the healthcare system. In this blog, we will delve into the concept that physician burnout is more accurately described as an administrative or systemic disorder rather than an individual problem disorder, emphasizing the organizational, cultural, and economic factors that contribute to burnout in doctors.

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The power of positive affirmations to fight physician burnout

Positive affirmations to fight burnout

Positive affirmations are a powerful tool that can help you fight burnout. If you are feeling overwhelmed by stress, try using positive affirmations to boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. With a little practice, you can start to see a difference in your mood, emotions, and overall well-being.

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Physician burnout and medical error

Emerging evidence supports an increasingly robust link between physician burnout and medical error. This article explores the evidence between physician burnout and medical error, and the impact on patients.

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Social connection for physician burnout

Social connection for physician burnout

Social connection is good for us. Loss of social connection is a major causative factor in physician burnout. In this article we explore social connection for physician burnout, offering a number of suggestions to reach out and connect for your own wellbeing.

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Peer support for physician burnout

Peer support for physician burnout

There has never been a more urgent need to combat, or ideally prevent, physician burnout, mental illness, and suicide. In this article, we explore a number of peer support programs and summarize the key elements required to develop safe and supportive spaces for the unique needs of physicians at risk of burning out.

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Combating female physician burnout

Female physician burnout

Women physicians still face disproportionate challenges within their medical careers compared to men. In part 2 we illustrate general and woman-specific strategies to combat female physician burnout.

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Solving medicine’s moral injury

There is clearly no quick fix to the underlying causes of moral injury in healthcare. This is not a war where a ceasefire can be declared.

So, how do we try to move from the collective moral injury experience of physicians to a systematic change in the structure of medical practice?

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In this article, we present resources for enhancing physician resilience for the burned-out physician or medical leader.

Resources for Physician Resilience

If there’s one good thing about a pandemic, it’s increased public awareness of their healthcare workers as human beings under stress. In this article, we have pulled together a number of resources for physician resilience developed by professional organizations for the interested physician reader and physician leader.

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Physician Burnout and Suicide Report makes for disturbing reading: 42% of us are burned out.

Physician burnout report: “Death by 1,000 cuts”

Let’s talk about physician wellbeing in the COVID era. Burnout and depression are still serious problems among physicians, especially amid COVID-19. The 2021 Medscape National Physician Burnout and Suicide Report makes for disturbing reading. More than 12,000 doctors across 29 specialties responded to the anonymous survey which ran from August to December 2020. 

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