Doctors are choosing to harness the rewards that come from reflective practice through coaching. Coaching can help doctors:
- deal with the many workplace challenges they face,
- to perform at their peak,
- influence their patients’ healing and decision making,
- relate more effectively to their colleagues and patients
- maintain their own well-being more consistently.
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Coaching is for doctors who are:
- Leading others in a leadership position and want to develop their people management skills
- Expanding or transitioning their career
- Looking to regain their well-being and enjoyment in practicing medicine
- Adjusting to tumultuous change in their work environment
- Experiencing uncertainty when dealing with feedback from colleagues or patients
- Settling into a new culture
- Wishing to strengthen professional or personal relationships
- Experiencing stress or lack of clear purpose
Coaching can develop your capacity and raise your performance to assist you reaching your potential. “The synergy of executive coaching and mindfulness meditation is compelling” (Brendel and Stamell, Harvard Business Review, 26 Jan 2016). Read full article on our blog.
Jill Suttie has written a terrific summary of our current understanding of the research around training doctors in empathy. The medical field continues to explore ways to cultivate empathy as it helps patients heal and it helps doctors maintain their wellbeing too.
Here’s just a snapshot from her article:
“Every patient wants their doctor to be academically prepared—to know the medicine that they need to know,” says Darrell Kirch, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). “But equally important, they want their doctors to have personal attributes that contribute to their professionalism—what a patient might call their ‘bedside manner.”
Find full article Should we train doctors for empathy? www.greatergood.berkeley.edu
In addition, evidence suggests that physicians with higher empathy levels—meaning that they are aware of their patients’ emotional needs and respond appropriately to their concerns—experience less stress, cynicism, and burnout than those with less empathy.
One to one coaching for doctors with Sharee is a powerful reflective process increasing performance, achieving results and optimising personal effectiveness. Coaching in this way focuses on growth, allowing doctors to continue to build their empathy and compassion, to remain on purpose and to maintain their own wellbeing through mindfulness and self awareness.