Doctors help so many others and usually lack a support structure themselves. The AMA is encouraging medical practitioners to engage in a self-care program as part of their annual self-evaluation. The growing recognition of the necessity of self-care for doctors and other health professionals, and the recent body of research which validates the work we do, means it is a perfect time for you to connect with us.
We structure wellbeing programs specifically for doctors. Please contact our team to arrange for a discussion as to how we could help your doctors, or you personally, to enjoy a more peaceful and effective life, with greater well being and less risk of burnout.
The negative health effects of burnout were explored in a systematic review of prospective studies, published in PLOS ONE in 2017
“Burnout was a significant predictor of the following physical consequences:
The psychological effects were insomnia, depressive symptoms, use of psychotropic and antidepressant medications, hospitalization for mental disorders and psychological ill-health symptoms.
Job dissatisfaction, absenteeism, new disability pension, job demands, job resources and presenteeism were identified as professional outcomes…. The individual and social impacts of burnout highlight the need for preventive interventions and early identification of this health condition in the work environment.”
Physical, psychological and occupational consequences of job burnout: A systematic review of prospective studies Denise Albieri Jodas Salvagioni, Francine Nesello Melanda, Arthur Eumann Mesas, Alberto Durán González, Flávia Lopes Gabani, Selma Maffei de Andrade Published: October 4, 2017 Study here.
How We Can Help
Sessions with our highly trained meditation facilitators and practitioners are strictly confidential, non-judgmental, accepting and supportive.
We would like to explore with you and your practice how we can meet your needs and objectives and further our charity’s purpose of helping people in the medical and related fields to find relief and wellbeing. Based upon the evidence, we believe that we can help prevent as well as manage and relieve stress for you and your health professionals. We suggest an initial meeting where we can discuss ways in which our expertise and scalable workforce of highly trained and experienced practitioners could be of assistance to you across Australia.
Nursing is a demanding profession. Nurses can be the 'meat in the sandwich' between patients, doctors, and health administration. Growing demands, staffing shortages and ever increasing paperwork can strain the balance between nursing technical proficiency and empathetic time with patients.
Issues facing nurses can include:
We can help you to release the burden and reclaim some inner peace. Tools for self-empowerment, resilience and cutting from your day.
Issues facing allied health can include:
Added to this is the Covid pandemic, creating risks as well as new and more onerous duties for everyone in health. While you cannot treat trauma in a war zone, it is possible to learn coping strategies to lessen the risk of the terrible result personally and professionally that comes with acute stress and burn out.