As the wife of a resident and with my own background in health administration and counseling, it has been a prerogative of mine to learn about ways to protect and promote the happiness and well-being of busy people and families, especially those who are employed in healthcare. A quick glimpse at the research will tell you that burnout and disengagement among physicians especially is not only common and a contributor to staffing shortages and turnover, but also disastrous in terms of the effects it has on patient care and accuracy.
Over the past couple of years I have been conducting research on the effects of a wellness self-coaching method for physicians and resident physicians in preventing professional burnout and symptoms associated with stress, depression, and anxiety. I’m also working with physicians at our local hospital to develop a program that includes regular assessment, improved resource utilization, implementation of brief wellness activities, and training for peer physician coaches. Key in this process is helping physicians and their families to re-frame and rediscover both personal and professional needs and desires.
On this site I’m hoping to share progress and ideas with anyone who is interested in joining us in supporting the people who sacrifice so much of their time and energy to keeping us well. I’m also available for workshops and consultation for organizations and groups interested in increasing wellness, engagement, and retention among their employees. Please contact me here for more information.