Self Care and Physician Burnout: Why Addressing one helps deal with the other
With the varying and diverse issues currently surrounding healthcare in Canada, it’s no wonder that Physician health and self care has become a major point of discussion in the health care community.
More and more responsibility is being downloaded onto health care providers, often in a way that is unsustainable long term. Without the time and energy to focus on their own well being, doctors across the country will be unable to provide the best care possible for their patients. Investing in physician health IS investing in patient health, as both are intrinsically linked.
For those struggling with finding that balance between work/life, and finding the time for self care, the following article outlines some simple steps you can take to begin reclaiming your own well being. Even though this article is written from an American point of view, the lessons are applicable to doctors and physicians regardless of location.
Have a read, and we hope you can take the time to incorporate some of these ideas into your health and wellness plan going forward.
In good health,
–The Locumunity Team