Striving or Thriving? Learn to Live Life as an Exceptional Doctor

The Exceptional Method

As doctors, as people, we strive to live lives of both high performance and high enjoyment. They do go together, they go hand in hand, and in fact they must go hand in hand because high enjoyment leads to high performance.

As doctors we need to be at our best. We need to be at our best for our patients, for our families, and for ourselves. Some doctors thrive, but the majority struggle. In a study done on 2,000 physicians it was found that 87% of doctors were stressed beyond levels that are productive. Stress is the depersonalisation, emotionally disconnecting from our patients, and that disconnection leads to increases in major medical errors. In the United States, and probably in most countries, doctors are the number three cause of death.

And doctors aren't enjoying themselves as doctors these days. In a study done on 24,000 doctors, only 54% would choose medicine again as a career. Half of the people practicing medicine wouldn't choose to be doctors again. That staggers me.

The core principle of our profession is "first do no harm". We apply this to the medicines that we prescribe, but to date we have not applied this to the way we live, the way we live as doctors.

I have developed an evidence-based transformative program specifically for doctors to take control of their lives and to thrive in medicine. The Exceptional Method was developed by interviewing exceptional doctors; seeking out the ones who are thriving and looking for patterns of behaviour because success leaves clues.

Because of articles like this, I believe so many members of our profession could benefit from The Exceptional Method. To find out more and start taking control go to http://www.be-exceptional.com/

The Exceptional Method

As doctors, as people, we strive to live lives of both high performance and high enjoyment. They do go together, they go hand in hand, and in fact they must go hand in hand because high enjoyment leads to high performance.

As doctors we need to be at our best. We need to be at our best for our patients, for our families, and for ourselves. Some doctors thrive, but the majority struggle. In a study done on 2,000 physicians it was found that 87% of doctors were stressed beyond levels that are productive. Stress is the depersonalisation, emotionally disconnecting from our patients, and that disconnection leads to increases in major medical errors. In the United States, and probably in most countries, doctors are the number three cause of death.

And doctors aren't enjoying themselves as doctors these days. In a study done on 24,000 doctors, only 54% would choose medicine again as a career. Half of the people practicing medicine wouldn't choose to be doctors again. That staggers me.

The core principle of our profession is "first do no harm". We apply this to the medicines that we prescribe, but to date we have not applied this to the way we live, the way we live as doctors.

I have developed an evidence-based transformative program specifically for doctors to take control of their lives and to thrive in medicine. The Exceptional Method was developed by interviewing exceptional doctors; seeking out the ones who are thriving and looking for patterns of behaviour because success leaves clues.

Because of articles like this, I believe so many members of our profession could benefit from The Exceptional Method. To find out more and start taking control go to http://www.be-exceptional.com/

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