Self-Compassion: A Potential Antidote for Physician Burnout

Physicians have been facing a crisis for years: Burnout.  As defined by the 11th Revision of the International Classifications of Diseases (ICD-11), burnout is a syndrome of chronic occupational stress that is not managed successfully.  It is further characterized by physical and emotional dimensions which include: 1) feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; 2) increased … Read more

Importance of Physician Well Being in Today’s Practice Environment

Introduction Each year in the United States, we lose talented physician colleagues to suicide1 and we are left asking ourselves how could this have been avoided. Over the last few years there has been an increasing focus on physician well being and avoiding physician burnout within the medical community. This endeavor in raising awareness within … Read more