Tag: wellbeing

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The Key to Orienting Incoming Residents and Fellows

I recently had a chance to speak to State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate’s incoming residents and fellows about well-being and self-care.These women and men join our complement...
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True care – it starts with us

We are often taught in life that it is selfish to care for ourselves, and that we need to put the needs of others before our own. We think...
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Self-care – not just another doing, but a quality of being

There is a lot of talk about self-care these days and we tend to picture it as something that we would like to do to reward ourselves or relieve...
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Do doctors have post-traumatic stress from their training?

I woke early this morning, thinking about an article written by a young female surgeon (1) I had read recently, and I could not go back to sleep. I...
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A knock on the door

30 years ago, a young doctor in overwhelm had planned to kill himself. He is now the President of a specialist College and wrote recently of his despair and...

Trees as Teachers, Trees as Healers

We revere ancient trees, in awe of their size, their age, their beauty and the stories they may have told us if only they could speak, but do we...

Shame and Imposter Syndrome – a Cause of Doctor Distress?

A high proportion of our doctors are distressed – are shame and Imposter Syndrome contributing? Shame has been identified as a risk factor for physician suicide, and that is but...

New Year’s Resolutions – Let your Heart Lead the Way

The practice of Medicine is always a balance between head and heart, science and art, medical care and compassion. Sometimes our decision making, both in our medicine and in...

New Year’s Resolutions – let your body guide your way

Another year has rolled around and here we are again … reflecting on the year that was, and looking forward to the year that is, and all the years...

Bullying – time to say “No means NO”

Bullying is the antithesis of compassion; a way to break others down, to humiliate them and to challenge their sense of their own self-worth and competence. How can this...

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