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‘It’s the small things that matter’: 5 ways physicians can care for caregivers
Like many other members of your health care team, caregivers are in distress. They’re struggling with loss, change, increase of responsibility and burnout. How can you care for them too?
Tackling burnout: Steps to rekindle your inner flame
It's about more than just resilience.
Does this ancient tradition have a role in 21st century health care?
The short answer: yes. For doctors, it can improve communication and remove the mental clutter that gets in the way of both empathy and open-minded diagnosis.
Can coaching help doctors and residents tackle burnout?
Dr. Mamta Gautam shares what sparked her interest in physician health and wellness, how coaching can prevent burnout as well as powerful stories sure to change your perception of mental health.
Do you know the difference between empathy and sympathy?
These two concepts are often confused. Dr. Nicole Audet, author of The Magic of Empathy, explains: while sympathy provides solace, empathy allows us to grow.
Getting to the top of your game: Will a coach help?
Career coaches—top athletes and singers have them. Should doctors have them too?
Finding a mentor
What with trying to establish your career and all, you don’t really have the time to scale random peaks until you find the perfect mentor. What to do?
Burnout at your fingertips
Electronic health records were supposed to be the miracle cure for every shortcoming in Canadian health care, but no one predicted the toll it would take on physicians.
Take a deep breath…let’s talk conflict
If you’ve worked in a busy and demanding health care organization (is there any other kind?) you’ve encountered on-the-job conflict. Is conflict a good or bad thing?
Mentors are like hidden treasure — hard to find, but life changing
Sometimes the mentor you want isn't the mentor that you need.
How Doctors Can Be Better Mentors
(via Harvard Business Review)
Wise experts know they don’t know everything — and they’re willing to talk about it
Research shows that teamwork is one of those rare situations where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. At least, it can be.
Communication: beyond nice bedside manner
What was once regarded as something of a frill — a “nice bedside manner” — is known now to be an essential tool in patient care.
How to Get Health Care Employees Onboard with Change
(via Harvard Business Review)
Leadership and improved relationships begin with self-awareness
According to Alberta doctor Theresa Eliasson: "Improving self-awareness highlights our talents".
The true meaning of patient-centred care
Increasingly, physicians are discovering the importance of not just treating their patients’ symptoms―but also building compassionate partnerships with them.
The health system needs transformation—it needs change management too
Regardless of your interest in health care, you probably sense there is a need for considerable change in our system. And you're right.
Navigating change — there are good reasons to follow a guide
Health care organizations sometimes choose change, and sometimes have change thrust upon them; either way, the results aren’t always positive. It doesn’t have to be that way.
In this column, I’ll share books and articles about health care innovation, system change and leading health care technologies.
Three skills doctors need today