Doctors and medical students experience more anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol misuse and suicide, at greater rates than the general population. What are we doing to turn this around?
Doctors are qualified through medical school, internships and specialty training, ensuring they are extremely resilient people; they have to be to keep going.
How are you serving your patients and trainees? Are you awake? Do they develop in your leadership or are you stunting their growth?
When doctors are happy and well, the whole health system and its patients benefit. Do you enjoy your work?
Each time we sit to flex our attention muscles through formal mindful practice we are practising, nothing more, nothing less.
There are wonderful challenges to the current culture of health underway right now.
Practicing mindfulness - noticing and choosing to bring my mind fully to what I choose, repeatedly, boosts my attention.