Stress is inherent in medicine and can lead to burnout. This presentation is designed to assist physicians in learning how to recognize the symptoms of burnout, and prevent burnout in themselves and their colleagues. The main causes of stress and drivers of burnout will be discussed, as well as the impact of burnout to the person and the system. We need to stop blaming doctors and see burnout prevention as a shared responsibility of both the individual physicians and the healthcare system. We will look at enhancing joy in our work, so we can maintain an intellectual, behavioural, and emotional commitment to meaningful and satisfying work. We will review the 5 C’s of Resilience to reinforce concrete and practical strategies that individuals can leverage to enhance resilience and maintain the joy in medicine.
This webinar is part of the COS Physician Wellness Webinar Series, which has received support in the form of an educational grant from the MD Financial Management, CMA and Scotiabank Affinity Agreement.
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
Dr. Lisa Gould is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Gould obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Manitoba, and after an internship at the Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto, followed by a glaucoma fellowship under the direction of Dr. Graham Trope.
In addition to a busy surgical and medical glaucoma practice, she enjoys teaching residents and fellows. She is currently involved in developing a Professionalism curriculum for postgraduate medical education at the University, and is the residency Glaucoma Lead and the Glaucoma Fellowship Director. Dr. Gould’s interest in Indigenous health has led her to work in the past as a visiting consultant to Northern communities, as well as a consultant for the First Nations Inuit Health Branch.
Dr. Gould serves on several committees locally and nationally, including the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada, and is Chair of the COS Steering Committee on Physician Wellness.
Mamta Gautam, MD, MBA, FRCPC, CPDC, CCPE, CPE is an internationally renowned psychiatrist, consultant, certified coach, author and speaker. Working in Physician Health and Well-being since 1990, she is a pioneer in this field and is known as the “The Doctor’s Doctor.” Dr. Gautam is the founding director of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Wellness Program, served as the Expert Physician Advisor for the Canadian Medical Association Centre for Physician Health and Wellbeing, and currently chairs the Burnout Task Force at the Ontario Medical Association.
All of her educational, clinical, research and administrative work aims to promote Physician Health and develop Physician Leadership. She has created podcasts and videos on this topic, and authored articles, book chapters, and 2 international best-selling books. She brings this knowledge and expertise to PEAK MD, through which she consults to healthcare organizations and coaches senior physician leaders internationally. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her innovative work in physician health, and has been awarded Distinguished Fellowships in both the Canadian and American Psychiatric Associations.