Healthy patients and healthy physicians: Is it possible?
“Lifestyle medicine is part of regular medicine but stands apart in that it is health care that directly benefits patients through the restoration of vitality and health, primarily by lifestyle interventions.
And its healing capacity does not stop there. Because it unlocks the door to health and well-being, its effects reach well beyond patient care, to entire families, communities, and indeed to the lives of health care providers themselves.
Changing the health care system within which physicians work will have positive ripple effects throughout all of health care. It will not only improve their wellness in the workplace — but also optimize patient care. And it will get us closer to the quintuple aim because a rising tide lifts all the boats.”
Iris Schrijver is a lifestyle medicine physician.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Healthy patients and healthy physicians: Is it possible?”
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