Physician Wellness - Dr. Mamta Gautam
Dr. Mamta Gautam, MD, FRCPC, CDPC, MOT, gives an insightful, wide-reaching and enchanting presentation on physician wellness. She is well-qualified to do so, as a psychiatrist specializing in physician well-being. You can find more about Dr. Gautam, along with additional stress resources, at www.peakmd.ca.
Doctors Make Mistakes. Can we talk about that? - Brian Goldman
Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine's culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.
How to Stay Calm When You Know You'll Be Stressed - Daniel Levitin
You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there's a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem.
Burnout and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Dr. Geri Puleo
Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President/ CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., a B2B consulting firm helping clients who are planning, implementing, or struggling with change. Her blog, a-new-way-to-work.com, focuses on achieving professional success by reducing burnout and maintaining work-life balance during organizational change
Prevent Physician Burnout - Build a Better Day Off
"One of the keys to preventing physician burnout is a high quality day off whenever you can get one. I talk to hundreds of physicians and they often have days off that are as stressful as their days in the office. Don't just jump from one punch list to the next and spend your day off catching up. Make it a juicy experience of rejuvenation. Here are three ways to build a better day off." - Dike Drummond, MD, "The Happy MD"