During our Coffee Chats, I often ask our Residents to describe the type of environment that nurtures a physician. Over the past two years, they’ve identified that a supportive and intellectually challenging, learning-centred setting are important factors in a physician’s growth and success. Sense of safety and collegiality are also recognized as key in fostering a culture focused on health and wellness.
What are your thoughts? Please feel free to comment below.
For those interested in exploring the topic further, I’ve linked a few articles:
Address Burnout with a Caring, Nurturing Environment.
Caring for Oneself to Care for Others: Physicians and their Self-Care
Core Principles & Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care
Exploring the Dynamics of Physician Engagement and Leadership for Health System Improvement: Prospects for Canadian Healthcare Systems
Resident as Teacher: How to Nurture Strengths in Medical Students?
Update: The Association Between a Sense of Calling and Physician Well-Being: A National Study of Primary Care Physicians and Psychiatrists.
(Thank you Dr. Liu for the addition!)