Stress Prevention/Burnout Services

Physician Wellness Program

Physician Wellness Program

The Physician Wellness Program is a series of on-site trainings designed to educate health professionals on the early recognition and effective navigation of workplace conflict, stressors and sources of burnout. The trainings below utilize effective evidence-based solutions to educate, assess, prevent and treat the impact of negative stress effects on individuals and medical teams.

Stress and Wellness Education and Treatment

Research shows that stress and burnout are rampant in the practice of medicine. There are varying manifestations of stress and burnout in medical staff, but effective management of this crisis is often overlooked or poorly conceptualized. How one copes with or manages stress is a very individualized process that, when properly addressed, can tap into each person’s unique capacity for well-being and resilience in the face of environmental and internal stressors.

  • This program utilizes variety of tools providing each participant a personalized self-assessment of his or her strengths, weaknesses and coping strategies in order to inoculate against and manage the impact of workplace conflict, stress, and burnout.

Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can be described as the ability to effectively understand and work with others, informed by how well you understand yourself and the impact you have on others, particularly in conflict situations. In other words, how Self-Aware you are.

  • Lack of Emotional Intelligence is often at the core of careers troubled with poor communication/interaction skills, and bouts of unprofessional behavior.
  • This program helps physicians to understand their strengths, limitations, and how they are perceived by others in key areas where normal differences from one person to another can lead to misunderstanding, conflict, and even litigation or damage to one’s reputation and career.

Working in High-Risk Environments

This training helps teams to recognize and value the different communication/coping styles that shape how effectively a team and its members work through and manage difficult medical situations.

  • Working in high-risk medical environments requires the emotional fortitude to remain calm in even the most challenging and demanding medical situations. Remaining calm and in command is an important acquired skill often mediated through personality.
    • The capacity to put one’s emotions aside for the benefit of objectivity and procedural effectiveness sometimes gets carried into the team structure in which the physician works, as well as his or her personal life. That same skill may become a palpable but unintended expression of “distance” or “bluntness” towards others. This life-saving “skill” may then become a liability as it interferes with the communication and understanding others.
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