From Burnout to Balance: Taking Back Your Life as a Provider
As change in the field of health care accelerates, the demands on health care providers have increased, leading to skyrocketing rates of burnout that impact physicians, their colleagues and families, and patients.
From Burnout to Balance: Taking Back Your Life as a Provider will teach you to define the root causes of burnout and equip you with practical tools and strategies to preserve a fulfilling, balanced life.
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How to say “no”
How to leave work at work
How to identify - and prevent - empathy fatigue
Stress reduction techniques
Elements of self-care
Practical and everyday options to prevent burnout
Our presenters are unique and bring diverse approaches to achieving these goals.
Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH is a family medicine physician, clinical professor at the School of Medicine, University of Washington, and an affiliate scientific investigator at the Group Health Research Institute. As a physician researcher, Elizabeth and her team have conducted innovative research to improve mind-body health in general medical settings which have been adopted worldwide. Elizabeth has trained extensively with leaders in mindfulness programs, and began teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 4 years ago. She has trained with Drs. Chris Germer and Kristen Neff, to become a teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion.
Elizabeth Austen is a poet, teacher and former Washington State poet laureate. Elizabeth has been a visiting artist for the Anacortes, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Seattle and Sedro Woolley, Washington school districts, and for the Austin, Texas ArtSpark Festival. She’s led workshops for Burning Word, Field’s End, Highline Community College, Poets in the Park, Puget Sound Writers Program and the Washington Center for the Book. Elizabeth is a producer for KUOW and a senior content strategist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she also leads journaling/poetry workshops for the staff.
Peter Nieman, MD has been caring for children and adolescents for nearly 30 years. In 2014 he was recognized as the Distinguished Community Pediatrician in Calgary. Peter is president of the Alberta Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has written extensively on child health, including columns in the Calgary Herald and Globe and Mail. He is also the author of Moving Forward–the Power of Consistent Choices in Everyday Life. Peter employs three key steps of awareness, action and sustaining consistent change to help his clients bring about holistic wellness.