Among physicians, self-care is booming. This week on Twitter I pick this up from Esko Kilpi, Helsinki-based management guru: Our moral structures have been based on individualism emphasizing self-fulfillment, self-actualization and “fixing yourself.” What we would really need is a relational mindset emphasizing interdependence and ... Continue Reading about Is Self-care the Answer to Physician Burnout?
My friend Paul Sufka was planning a grand rounds on social media. He asked Twitter to identify the top few folks in each specialty so that the audience could have a place to start. A seed list for new folks getting going on Twitter. The problem is that many of the top voices ‘by specialty’ don’t have much to say about their work. Esther Choo, an ER ... Continue Reading about Physician Passion as a Professional Category
Physicians are under increasing demand to achieve the Clinical Trifecta of productivity, quality and satisfaction. As pressure for scaling efficiency mounts, a growing number of stakeholders are charged with keeping doctors compliant and productive. Each stakeholder is typically only with their task - their spreadsheet, graph, email query, documentation correction, ... Continue Reading about The Zero-Sum Medical Day
With the birth of Twitter some years ago physician activist Wes Fisher first described time creep (I'll add the link or the Tweet if someone can find it). That's the evolving ability to be reached that comes with new communication platforms. Time creep impacts everyone according to Jennifer Close in the New York Times: The new normal in work culture is for everyone ... Continue Reading about Physician Access and Time Creep
This WSJ piece on Secondhand Stress is worth a peek. It profiles those fast talking, multitasking employees who pass their stress to those around them. Of course, I see the world through my own lens and all I could think of was doctors. The busy doctor is almost cliche. And patients are at risk for secondhand stress. "Rushing blocks thoughtful communication and ... Continue Reading about Doctors and Secondhand Stress