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
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