Before we start clerkship season, we need to address the most important issue impacting emergency medicine: HALF of our physicians are experiencing burnout this year (Medscape). This is a huge problem. It leads to decreased speed, patient satisfaction, safety, and staff wellness. We have to learn to invest in our wellness now, or we will be statistically unlikely to achieve our full potential as physicians.
In this episode, we discuss the importance of doing something everyday to invest in either our mental, physical, or spiritual wellness. It allows us to defend ourselves against burnout and teach others to do the same, regardless of the environment or challenges we find ourselves in.