Quality health care requires physician self-care. Constructing a successful and satisfying life-career through self-reflection and identity development promotes physician self-care by fostering: (a) narratability to know and tell one’s life-career story coherently; (b) adaptability to make changes in self and situation; and (c) intentionality to design a meaningful life. This first in a three-part series engages learners in understanding core principles, procedures, and practices for effective physician life-career design to promote the Fourth Aim of improved physician experience in health care.
Session Length: 50-75 minutes
Provide a rationale for physician self-care as imperative for quality medical education and practice.
State the “4th Aim” of improved healthcare quality and describe challenges to it.
Explain and assess life structure as central to physician work-life balance.
Author: Paul J. Hartung, Ph.D.
School: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Bodenheimer, T., & Sinsky, C. (2014). From triple to quadruple aim: Care of the patient requires care of the provider. Annals of Family Medicine, 12, 573-576.
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