wordcloud_environments_ubcDuring 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.
Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24864421

Caring for Oneself to Care for Others: Physicians and their Self-Care
Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3974630/

Core Principles & Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care
Link: https://www.nationalahec.org/pdfs/vsrt-team-based-care-principles-values.pdf

Exploring the Dynamics of Physician Engagement and Leadership for Health System Improvement: Prospects for Canadian Healthcare Systems
Link: http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/sf-docs/default-source/reports/Exploring-Dynamics-Physician-Engagement-Denis-E.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Resident as Teacher: How to Nurture Strengths in Medical Students?
Link: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/unofficial-prognosis/resident-as-teacher-how-to-nurture-strengths-in-medical-students/

Cheers!

Jacqueline

Update: The Association Between a Sense of Calling and Physician Well-Being: A National Study of Primary Care Physicians and Psychiatrists.
Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26809782
(Thank you Dr. Liu for the addition!)

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