Learning the skills of wellbeing takes more than a one hour workshop. For healthcare to find a way to take better care of the workers, we need radical change not tweaks at the edges.
Tag Archive: Safety First
Healthcare Crisis: 6 things you can do right now for better health and better healthcare Healthcare workers are struggling with exhaustion, frustration, distress, vicarious trauma, moral injury, anxiety, depression and burnout. Recent news of doctor suicides is totally heartbreaking. There is a direct relationship between the health of doctors and the health outcomes of patients. […]
The Thriving Doctor – How to be more balanced and fulfilled, working in medicine. It’s no secret that doctors are under pressure. COVID-19 has amplified their workplace stress, threatened their own wellbeing and demanded they work in conditions few others have to consider. When doctors are well, patient health outcomes and experience improve according to […]
Doctor Self-Care The experienced psychiatrist sitting opposite me in coaching said “You were the first person to ever ask me: What do you want?” He went on to describe the profound impact this simple question had had on him. These four words had permitted him to discover, to imagine, to believe that he could actually […]
Safety first is a better guiding principle for healthcare than patients first. Doctors around Australia are under significant pressure. Junior doctors taking a class action about unpaid overtime is simply the latest in a long line of known problems that are embedded in the culture of healthcare. Big problems for doctors themselves like high rates […]