Practical tips for stress, exploring burnout vs moral injury, and more.

Stress, Burnout, and Moral injury in healthcare


I recently listened to Brené Brown’s podcast on Burnout with Emily and Amelia Nagoski, twin sisters, who wrote the book Burnout: Unlocking the Stress Cycle. If you haven’t listened to it, I recommend it: Podcast link (summary tips at the end of my blog).


I reflected, as I have more often since I’ve been coaching, how poorly we as physicians process emotions in general. I plan a future blog devoted wholly to this. This podcast episode emphasizes what we can do with the stress when we can’t control the stressors. We know chronic stress can lead to burnout.


Let’s spend a couple of minutes talking about that. Burnout is part of my story. Coaching has been shown to prevent and treat burnout as demonstrated in recent studies - Article #1  and Article #2 


Burnout involves at least 2 of 3 defined components. 1. Emotional exhaustion – which seems...

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