Sat, Aug 26th, 2023

Evidence-Based Mindfulness Practices for Stress Mastery, Optimal Well-Being, and Peak Performance for Busy Medical Residents

Research has shown that levels of empathy begin to decline early during medical training, often after the first year of medical school. This negatively impacts provider well-being, patient experience, and patient safety and outcomes. The culture of medicine includes many powerful obstacles to individual self-care and organizational change. Many trainees are already skeptical and hopeless that meaningful change is possible. Ending burnout and ensuring well-being among residents requires a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary approach that includes initiatives over both short and long-term time horizons, which can be challenging to initiate.