“Physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, medical assistants, and other health care workers are a finite resource. They don’t grow on trees. And, though we all seem to deny it, they are human.
The physicians I coach often wonder what they are doing wrong that their lives feel impossible. They are baffled by their inability to finish work on time, get the number of open charts down, clear their in-basket. They worry about the effects on their families and on their health and about whether they will later regret the long hours at work or charting at home when their children are hoping to engage with them. Poor work-life integration, when the needs of work and personal life collide, is a contributor to clinician burnout.”
Diane W. Shannon is an internal medicine physician and physician coach and can be reached at her self-titled site, Diane W. Shannon.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Hello, health care organization leader, are you listening?”
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