Promoting resilience is vital to maintaining quality of care and sustaining the well-being of health care professionals (HCP). There is a growing prevalence of HCP burnout, with more than 40% of nurses and physicians reporting symptoms. A recent study showed that PALTC physicians around the world are also at risk for burnout, including emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low sense of personal accomplishment. Unfortunately, the term "self-care" applied to health professionals is too often an oxymoron rather than a reality. Developing skills and strategies to prevent burnout and kindle the fire of joy that drew us to medicine is critical for HCP. During this session, leaders in PALTC will draw from their diverse backgrounds to share their journeys and strategies for well-being. Interactive and facilitated roundtables will help attendees develop skills in assessing their risk for burnout and identify individualized strategies to promote their resiliency. This unique session is designed to create dialogue around the shared experience and facilitate rebalance, resilience, and rediscovery of the joy of medicine. It will also offer attendees opportunities to build their professional network. This workshop targets interprofessional women who’ve committed their careers to PALTC medicine; however all are welcome to attend.
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