15 Aug 2018

Burnout in the medical professions

From Nine To Noon, 9:19 am on 15 August 2018
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Physician, heal thyself! How the medical professions, including dentists and vets, are working towards a better understanding of the stress their jobs cause so they can manage and prevent career burnout.

Dr Fiona Moir is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health and Communication Skills -- and also a Director of Medical Student Affairs in the medical programme at the University of Auckland. She has done extensive research into burnout - how to spot it, prevent it and manage it.

Her company, Connect Communications, runs workshops to teach health professionals how to talk to their patients, their colleagues and learn self-compassion. She joins Kathryn to talk about the recent moves by the health professions to better support themselves and each other.