Some have called physician burnout a public health crisis. If you read any of Dr Pamela Wibble's work she says that "physician burnout is physician abuse". Is it just that we are not sufficiently resilient? Are some of us just too long in the tooth to change and learn and adopt a “resilience toolkit”? Given the … Continue reading Why is this happening now and what can we do about it?
There is increasing recognition of a link between empathy and burnout. I became interested in this after listening to Dr Dan Siegel, a renowned psychiatrist, talking on the difference between empathy and compassion and the concept of empathic burnout. Perhaps rather naively, I had never really sat down and though about the distinction between the two … Continue reading Empathic burnout
This story really moved me. It shows real courage, determination and inspiration. As the author observes, her story illustrates that "It's okay to be mentally unwell and be a GP. You can get better." She hopes to help people realise that "sometimes burn out symptoms could be undiagnosed anxiety/depression which would be amenable to treatment" as … Continue reading “It’s okay to be mentally unwell and be a GP. You can get better.”
This poem and its introduction have been written by a doctor who found poetry the best way to share her experiences. She has written a series of poems. This is her first. "For years I kept silent, afraid of the consequences of admitting how hard I found being a GP. When I eventually “burnt-out”, I … Continue reading A poem about burnout
I launched this site last Thursday morning, 4 August 2016. I launched it on Facebook through three groups that I joined when I first had my "mini" breakdown. Or as I now prefer to think of it, my "awakening" and my reconnaissance with social media. Those three groups are: Resilient GP - "An organisation set up … Continue reading Thank you for your support