Whole Life Health | Taking the first steps to doctor wellbeing

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It’s no secret that over half of doctors are experiencing burnout and the majority are over-stressed.

What’s less well known is that this is causing depersonalisation, and in turn, this causes increases in major medical errors.

The way we are being doctors is harming, even killing, our patients.

So, if the problem is so obvious, why isn’t it being effectively addressed?

Well on Thursday 27 July 2017, we got the ball rolling.

MedWorld, in conjunction with The RNZCGP at their annual Conference and Quality Symposium, ran a one-day workshop focused on helping doctors manage their wellbeing over the course of their career. The ‘Whole Life Health’ workshop has been designed to shift the paradigm of what doctors think it means to ‘put their patients first’ by prioritising their own health.

“This is the first time ever I have seen any real resource available for doctors; to be thinking and informing us about addressing burnout and ways of being a good doctor.”

Facilitated by Dr Sam Hazledine, this program introduced evidence-based methods that will help attendees master the core areas of their lives. Resulting in freeing up their bandwidth to allow them to get on with what they do best; be exceptional doctors. The program has been created by Dr Sam Hazledine and his team after spending four years researching doctor wellbeing, stress and burnout. This culminated in Sam successfully lobbying the World Medical Association to include doctor wellbeing in the Declaration of Geneva, our modern-day Hippocratic Oath.

“(Whole Life Health) Challenges you to put things in place now to make a difference for you and your future and the future of those you care about.”

During the workshop attendees listened, shared, wrote, thought, meditated, and moved! The range and variation throughout the day kept everyone on their toes and energy levels were high with doctors enjoying Sam’s enthusiastic and genuine passion for the topic. Doctors also praised the fact that they thought a safe environment was created for honest reflections.

“I Really enjoyed the practical tips and the permission and encouragement to care for ourselves. Great to feel the collegiality in the room.”

To the doctors that attended this first workshop, we thank you for taking the time to prioritise yourself and your wellbeing; as we know, it’s a key foundation of being an exceptional doctor. It will be interesting to hear what these doctors have decided to do since the workshop? If you are interested in finding out more about doctor wellbeing and the Whole Life Health Program then send Sam an email at drsam@medrecruit.com

“Thanks for your selfless vision, protection and care of our profession. We need to start this the first year of med-school to change the culture.”

*Quotes from attendees of Whole Life Health Workshop, Dunedin, July 2017

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It’s no secret that over half of doctors are experiencing burnout and the majority are over-stressed.

What’s less well known is that this is causing depersonalisation, and in turn, this causes increases in major medical errors.

The way we are being doctors is harming, even killing, our patients.

So, if the problem is so obvious, why isn’t it being effectively addressed?

Well on Thursday 27 July 2017, we got the ball rolling.

MedWorld, in conjunction with The RNZCGP at their annual Conference and Quality Symposium, ran a one-day workshop focused on helping doctors manage their wellbeing over the course of their career. The ‘Whole Life Health’ workshop has been designed to shift the paradigm of what doctors think it means to ‘put their patients first’ by prioritising their own health.

“This is the first time ever I have seen any real resource available for doctors; to be thinking and informing us about addressing burnout and ways of being a good doctor.”

Facilitated by Dr Sam Hazledine, this program introduced evidence-based methods that will help attendees master the core areas of their lives. Resulting in freeing up their bandwidth to allow them to get on with what they do best; be exceptional doctors. The program has been created by Dr Sam Hazledine and his team after spending four years researching doctor wellbeing, stress and burnout. This culminated in Sam successfully lobbying the World Medical Association to include doctor wellbeing in the Declaration of Geneva, our modern-day Hippocratic Oath.

“(Whole Life Health) Challenges you to put things in place now to make a difference for you and your future and the future of those you care about.”

During the workshop attendees listened, shared, wrote, thought, meditated, and moved! The range and variation throughout the day kept everyone on their toes and energy levels were high with doctors enjoying Sam’s enthusiastic and genuine passion for the topic. Doctors also praised the fact that they thought a safe environment was created for honest reflections.

“I Really enjoyed the practical tips and the permission and encouragement to care for ourselves. Great to feel the collegiality in the room.”

To the doctors that attended this first workshop, we thank you for taking the time to prioritise yourself and your wellbeing; as we know, it’s a key foundation of being an exceptional doctor. It will be interesting to hear what these doctors have decided to do since the workshop? If you are interested in finding out more about doctor wellbeing and the Whole Life Health Program then send Sam an email at drsam@medrecruit.com

“Thanks for your selfless vision, protection and care of our profession. We need to start this the first year of med-school to change the culture.”

*Quotes from attendees of Whole Life Health Workshop, Dunedin, July 2017

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