The case for professional, not just personal, resilience

OPINION

Medicine today is full of distractions. The secret behind resilience is rising above them.

– Yours Truly


The answer to physician burnout is purported to be Resilience Training. That’s like glorifying the natural ability of frogs to tolerate gradually heating and boiling water.

Unfortunately, healthcare today has some toxic ingredients, and physician burnout is directly related to them. Some forms of resilience training I have been exposed to are no more than mental escapes away from medicine, such as art, music and personal

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