Category: Physician “Burnout”

Top 10 fears that hold doctors back →

In this podcast I interview a dear friend and therapist, Sydney Ashland, who shares the top 10 fears that hold doctors back.  Learn how to overcome your fears and boost your self-confidence in this 45-minute segment extracted from our physician

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10 signs it’s time to quit your job →

Attention all nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, midwives, doctors and anyone else in health care: here are the top 10 warning signs that it is time to quit your job. The first three are mine. The rest are from colleagues.

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“Burnout” ~ a smokescreen for human rights abuse →

“Burnout” is a smokescreen for rampant human rights violations in medicine. Am I losing anyone here? Let me break it down. “Burnout” is a complete mental and physical collapse from overwork. Psychiatrists define it as a job-related dysphoria in an individual without

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How the word “burnout” perpetuates medicine’s cycle of abuse →

We enter medicine with our hearts and souls on fire ready to serve humanity. By the time we complete medical training many of us have anxiety, PTSD, depression—even suicidal thoughts. Why? Medicine is stressful. Many of us work 100 hour

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Meditation is not the treatment for human rights abuse →

Doctors who complain about inhumane working conditions are often labeled as “burned out” or “lacking resilience” or even “disruptive.” Their employers respond by mandating resiliency classes so they can learn mindfulness, deep breathing, or yoga. Victims get instructed in work-life

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Don’t let your job suck the life out of you →

This is an urgent message for doctors and everyone in health care. It may also apply to you.  “If you are standing at the corner working on your charts or sitting in your bed working on your charts or you

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You’re not burned out. You’ve been abused. →

Please stop using the word burnout. You’re not burned out. You’ve been abused. Let’s get the diagnosis right. We enter medicine as inspired, intelligent, compassionate humanitarians. Soon we’re cynical and exhausted. How did all these totally amazing and high-functioning people

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Tired after 200 patients? You need resiliency training. →

Dear Pamela, I just worked 36 hours in 3 days. Stick a fork in me. Must have seen close to 200 patients [in the emergency department] and picked up a nasty head cold from one of them. My throat feels

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Discouraged? Depressed? Suicidal? Watch this. →

“I know there’s a lot of you out there that are feeling disillusioned. You’re wondering why did I spend all those years in medical school and training, why am I hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. I hate this.

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Burnout Is Bullshit →

Please stop using the word burnout. You are not burned out. You’ve been abused. Let’s get the diagnosis right. We enter medicine as inspired, intelligent, compassionate humanitarians. Soon we’re cynical and exhausted. How did all these totally amazing and high-functioning

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Thanksgiving message of hope for doctors & medical students (& veterinarians, PAs, NPs, midwives—all healers!) →

“To all my brothers & sisters in medicine—doctors, nurses, midwives, medical students, NPs, PAs, veterinarians, and anyone who devotes their life to healing others, YOU ARE APPRECIATED!! I am thankful to be sharing this planet with you . . .

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Physician Burnout: The 57-Second Solution →

Burnout is a complete mental and physical collapse from overwork. Psychiatrists define it as “a job-related dysphoria in an individual without major psychopathy.” Which means—your job sucks. You’re normal. When your job is sucking the life out of you, deep breathing won’t

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Depressed doctor: “I’m angry and frustrated and lost.” →

This is an email subject line from a doctor. Letter published with permission. Hello Pamela I have become so disillusioned with medicine. I do not know who to talk to any more or what to do with my life.  I

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Is medical school an anti-mentorship program? →

“Medical school is a great anti-mentorship program. You meet a lot of doctors you’d never want to become.” That’s what med students keep telling me. Mentorless medical students? I had no idea. Until students started shadowing me. Many also volunteer

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Physician Burnout Is Physician Abuse →

Physician burnout is the latest trend among doctors. There are books, workshops, even special breathing exercises for physician burnout. Suddenly every other doctor I meet has burnout. And half of all med students have burnout before they graduate! WTF. We

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