Thriving, not just surviving.

Our working environment has changed enormously over the last few decades. The workload, intensity and patient complexity have grown exponentially. In parallel, the time and space that we have at work and at home to recharge and support each other has become massively compressed. My last post looked at the factors that make doctors vulnerable … Continue reading Thriving, not just surviving.

Why is this happening now and what can we do about it?

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?

Improving our resilience

Dr Jenny Napier has written a fantastic article in the journal of holistic medicine “Resilience – How we keep sailing”. She “draws parallels between resilience and what is required for safe sailing and navigation”.  She talks about the importance of social networks, both within and outside of work”- the stronger these are, “the more resilient we become” … Continue reading Improving our resilience