#6 The Holy Grail: Managing Taking Care of Self and Taking Care of Others
In this episode we focus on a personal level polarity that we believe is universal. We venture to say that there isn’t anyone who isn’t or hasn’t been impacted by this polarity. Clinicians especially, because caring for others is at the core of our roles and responsibilities. Some individuals become clinicians because of their desire to care for others or to serve others or because they feel called to do so.
In healthcare today leaders and clinicians are facing significant challenges such as increasing suicide rates, burnout and moral distress. In addition, some are members of the “sandwich generation”, taking care of kids and parents! Because this is a polarity, we know it won’t go away, so learning to leverage it is the best option for all.
Taking care of self and taking care of others occurs in a lot of different contexts. We experience it as healthcare clinicians, as parents, and as leaders.
During this episode we talk with Dr. Diane Gilbert Bradley about her experiences with managing and leveraging the self and other polarity as she navigated her way through medical school, being a rehab medicine physician and as a corporate executive.