Why have we come to this point where physician’s mental health is more at stake than ever before?
As Dr. Sinsky, also an internist with an office in Dubuque, Iowa, points out, “Those of us in primary care are overwhelmed by the growing weight of medical, legal, financial, and clerical responsibilities placed on our shoulders.”
So what can be done to assist physicians with their mental well-being when the demands put on them have increased substantially?
“Physician burnout is 80% organizational factors,” says Dr. Sinsky, “We can address this in our practices in several ways such as pre-visit planning, prescription management, and a team-based model of practice.”
For more of Dr. Sinsky’s article please check out the June/July issue of our bulletin on our website, www.ocms-mi.org. The AMA program Dr. Sinsky is involved with to reduce Physician Burnout through practice transformation is called the Steps Forward program. For more information, go to www.stepsforward.org.
There are also several programs in the area to help with Physician Burnout. Check out the OCMS website for more information.
Physician Wellness Sessions, starting June 3rd in Birmingham, uniquely designed to address the specific needs of physicians and the practice of medicine. Presented by Drew Shrimplin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Inner Engineering – Technologies for Well-Being – June 16-19 – Finnish Cultural Center in Farmington Hills. A course that is a comprehensive system addressing every aspect of human wellbeing. Email: email@example.com