Deciding to go public with this blog

After spending the weekend familiarizing myself with WordPress and its inner workings, I have decided that the process of keeping the blog “private” until I felt more comfortable is actually pretty cumbersome.  For those of you who have been “invited” to this as a private blog, please let me know if this makes you uncomfortable, and feel free to discuss with me offline.

I received some feedback yesterday that the invitations I sent out recently made some people think I was soliciting donations.  That is most definitely NOT the case – and I apologize if that’s what you thought.  The “contributions” I want are your posts to the blog, and your participation.

Engaging in public conversation about the issues contained in this blog is the whole point of writing in this format, hence my decision to “go public.”

Please join in the conversation!

One’s mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its orginal dimensions.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

About This Blog

The health care industry in the United States in the early 21st century is undergoing tumultuous change.  Care delivery models are changing, the nature of work for health professionals is changing, and the social contract about how this country finances health care is being rewritten.  This blog will provide current analysis of these changes, and discussion about the way these changes are impacting the work life and well-being of health professions from all disciplines.  Particularly welcome are public health professionals, physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, and those interested in the wellbeing of people working in these fields.  

This post launches my effort to contribute to the healthy work life of those in the health care industry in the United States at a time of tremendous change.  No matter what your field, work in this arena is challenging, rewarding, and at times very frustrating.  As a practicing physician, I know that caring for ourselves while we care for others is a tremendous task, and one we are not always very good at doing.

Through these pages, I hope to share at least four kinds of information:

  • Tips on managing a life and career in health care
  • Analysis of the changing work environment for health professionals
  • Practices and resources supporting physical, emotional and spiritual well-being
  • Commentary on the health care industry as we go through this period of change

If you like what you see, please comment, and share our blog with others.

Please join the conversation, and please check out our website at www.mettasolutions.com.

Welcome, Friends

There are a handful of folks I have invited to the early, “beta” version of my new blog.  I would appreciate any feedback and thoughts you might give.  I hope to use this site to discuss change, both personal and professional, and to link those discussions to things my readers may have some interest in from their own experiences.

Thanks in advance to those who agree to jump in.  I will let you help me decide when this is ready for a “public” audience.

Sharon

Launching the Metta Solutions Blog

This inaugural post launches my effort to contribute to the healthy work life of those in the health care industry in the United States at a time of tremendous change.  No matter what your field, work in this arena is challenging, rewarding, and at times very frustrating.  As a practicing physician, I know that caring for ourselves while we care for others is a tremendous task, and one we are not always very good at doing.

Through these pages, I hope to share at least four kinds of information:

  • Tips on managing a life and career in health care
  • Analysis of the changing work environment for health professionals
  • Practices and resources supporting physical, emotional and spiritual well-being
  • Commentary on the health care industry as we go through this period of change

Health professionals of all kinds are welcome, as well as anyone who lives with, works with, or cares about folks working in this sector.  If you like what you see, please comment, and share our blog with others.  If you are interested in learning more about Metta Solutions, LLC, please visit our website.