“physician heal thyself”, someone once said!
I agree! I found some evidence suggesting healthier physician means healthier patients. So perhaps the stakeholders of our healthcare system would be interested in initiatives that drives physician wellness. I am thinking a wellness session for physicians might take the form of an experiential learning session on running physician-led groups for self-management education and supports. The participants will gain perspectives that also apply in personal ways and develop wellness together with patients. In my experience, every participants including myself takes away new perspectives necessary for wellness at every group encounter.
Here is a Canadian study suggesting healthier doctors result in healthier patients.
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