Thursday 27 July - Workshop

Whole Life Health; Evidence Based Wellbeing for Doctors

A recent study in New Zealand showed that over 50% of doctors are right now experiencing symptoms of burnout and more than half would not choose medicine as a career again.

But that's not even the worst of it.

Studies show that stress causes depersonalisation, emotional disconnection with our patients, and depersonalisation leads to increases in major medical errors.  Despite 'first, do no harm' underpinning who we are doctors, the way we are being as doctors is harming our patients.

On Thursday July 27 in Dunedin, The RNZCGP, in conjunction with MedWorld, will be running a one-day workshop focussed on helping GPs manage their well-being over the course of their career.  The 'Whole Life Health' Conference is designed to shift the paradigm of what doctors think it means to 'put their patients first' by prioritising their own health.  The program introduces evidence-based methods that will help attendees mater the core areas of their lives so they free up their bandwidth to allow them to get on with what they do best, be exceptional doctors. 

This feeds into an on-going program that will allow each doctor to track their progress beyond the conference. You are able to register for this workshop via the online registration process here.

Dr. Sam Hazledine is the Executive Chairman of MedWorld. MedRecruit, and MedCapital. He's spent four years researching doctor stress and burnout and has successfully lobbied the World Medical Association to include doctor wellbeing in the Declaration of Geneva. 

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