#89: (Encore Episode) A Personal and Professional Story about Clinician Burnout and Resilience featuring Dr. Miguel Paniagua
When we did this initial interview with Dr. Paniagua we had no idea that within a few months we would be facing a global pandemic that would not only add to the stress and mental health challenges healthcare clinicians were already facing but would lead to a parallel pandemic.
In this interview Dr. Miguel Paniagua shared his personal and professional story about burnout, clinician well-being, and resilience. The interview is as pertinent today as it was a little over a year ago.
There are many healthcare clinicians today, like Dr. Paniagua, who have or are currently experiencing burnout and there are many clinicians who are struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of the trauma they experienced at the front line during the COVID pandemic.
Clinician burnout is a unique and personal journey for anyone who experiences it.
Lives are at stake! Not just clinician’s lives but patient’s lives.
We now know that poor provider wellness leads to medical errors.
We are fortunate to have Dr. Paniagua to share his personal experience, hitting rock bottom and how it has informed his current work.
Professionally, Dr. Paniagua is leading efforts at the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to understand the stress of high-stake exams and the effect on student well-being, which he shares with us during the interview. Fortunately, during the pandemic, progress has continued at the NBME (see the link below the show notes).
Join us for this enlightening conversation with Dr. Paniagua as we talk about the realities of clinician burnout and the system and individual factors that can support clinician well-being and resilience.
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