Month: April 2017

A Wellness Care plan

A Wellness Care Plan for Doctor

  In the last post we talked about Wellness and what it means. Today we’ll look at some ways to help improve your wellness and prevent burnout. The things below are general steps to get you started, but as in most advice, if you are having health problems be it physical or mental health, you should see your own GP. How to fix things? As doctors we tend to be […]

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Fear & Guilt Behind the Stethoscope

Despite the common perception of a white coat, stethoscope, fancy car, and smooth, calm intelligence – today’s doctor is mainly a walking ball of fear and guilt. What’s more he or she has been trained to be this way. As an Asian, the guilt trip was laid on early in life, along with a dash of fear. “If you don’t study, you will fail” … “all that we’ve sacrificed for […]

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Wellness – Beyond the Buzzword

With the growing trend of burnout in doctors, one of the things that has been identified as a solution is improving “Wellness” or self-care in doctors. Most medical colleges and boards have started to recognize what has been an important part of corporate culture for some time. That looking after the physician’s wellness can lead to better performance from Doctors, and reduced incidents of medical errors and increased patient satisfaction. […]

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Burnout in Doctors – are you Toast?

There is  increasing public perception and commentary that there are systemic failures in Doctors, and that they will or are making mistakes. Regulatory bodies, medical boards, and government try to combat this by looking at systems to identify those who may pose a risk to public safety. The markers that they use are often based around burnout – substance abuse, mental or physical health, increased medical errors, and reduced patient […]

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Facing Difficulties (Part 2)

So bit delayed but today I’ll finish off the “Facing Difficulties” post. Last time we spoke about a few basic things- Dont Panic What would Batman Do? – clearing your head, and approaching the problem with perspective. Get Help Acceptance. Those are some things to get you through the initial phase of facing a difficult situation. From there I’d like to talk about a few further steps. Find belief in […]

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