Health care professionals enter medicine with a sense of “calling.” Success means improving the lives of individuals, families and communities. They care for us throughout life – they are present at the most joyful and the most difficult moments. Through years of training and hard work, they dedicate their careers to one of the noblest and most basic of human aspirations – taking care of others.
For many medical professionals, the joy they once experienced in their work has faded, or is gone altogether. The rapidly changing environment in health care has created unprecedented levels of stress and burnout, leading to deep personal and organizational challenges. According to a recent study by the Mayo Clinic, more than half of US physicians are now experiencing a serious degree of professional burnout. Not surprisingly given the depth of the impact, there is growing evidence that burned out physicians are more likely to make mistakes.
Lumunos Physician Colleagues® programs help reconnect physicians with their vocation. When physicians are healthy, they are better doctors, better colleagues, and far more effective leaders.