Promoting Wellness Among our Faculty and Trainees
In the past two decades there has been a tsunami of papers and reports on physician wellness. Studies have now convincingly linked the absence of physician wellness to reduced patient satisfaction, less physician empathy, lower quality of care, physician incivility and unprofessionalism, depression and addiction, reduced physician engagement, and burnout. Psychologist Christina Maslach defines burnout as a feeling of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization (i.e., cynicism and detachment), and ineffectiveness. Read more.