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Physician Burnout Prevention Course Overview

Registration Opens in January 2019 

Physician burnout is a quickly becoming a chronic condition among physicians. In a 2018 Medscape survey, 42% of 15,000 physicians in 29 specialties reported experiencing burnout.

Atul Gawande, a surgeon and public-health researcher, reflects on this epidemic in his New Yorker article, Why Doctors Hate Their Computers: Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?

The article highlights the work of psychologist Christina Maslach (a speaker at the 2018 Institute of Coaching Conference), who has extensively researched workplace burnout to identify it as the culmination of exhaustion, cynicism toward others, and lack of self-efficacy. From her perspective, burnout can be resolved through:

Creating sustainable workloads
Honoring autonomy
Providing positive feedback
Building a sense of community
Applying fair principles and opportunities for all
Being connected to one’s values to have work with purpose and meaning

To support physicians in identifying where they are on the path that leads to burnout, and to support them in reclaiming their clear sense of purpose in the workplace (and in the world), we are offering a 3-session conversation: “Burnout Prevention Program (BPP): Maximizing Patient Care Through Self-Care”.

In this highly interactive discussion group, participants will learn the triggers, stages and symptoms of burnout, as well as the impact on patient care. They will also be guided through the process of developing personalized burnout prevention programs and have the opportunity to express their own concerns about their stage on the burnout spectrum.

Mark your calendars for this three-part discussion will be held at 11am ET: Feb 23, Mar 30 and Apr 20. Registration will also include access to our 10-hour habits ecourse, with topics such as self-leadership, self-compassion, connection and gratitude.