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Faculty and Trainee Wellbeing: How to Expand Your Bandwidth from Your Locus of Control

July 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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Provided by: Mass General Brigham and MGH Center for Faculty Development

This webinar helped attendees to find a path to well-being by discussing the system factors that drive burnout in healthcare. It also identified factors in people’s lives that are in their control as well as helped attendees create a specific action plan for areas of their life that they want to change. Dr. Shannon reviewed practices and strategies that people can use daily to mitigate stress and change their daily life experience.

Learning Objectives;
Upon completion of this activity, participants were able to:
• Develop strategies for professional and personal growth to feel less burnout.
• Identify and manage personal areas of improvement in your life that are in your control.
• Create an action plan for an area of your life that you want to change.

This activity was intended for: Faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director: Miriam A. Bredella, MD

Presenter: Diane W. Shannon, MD, MPH, after experiencing burnout as a primary care physician, Dr. Diane Shannon made the difficult decision to leave practice. As a professional health care writer for the past 20 years, Dr. Shannon has focused on highlighting issues in the US health care system, including lack of reliability, gaps in communication, and clinician burnout. She is co-author of Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine, which was published in 2016.

Dr. Shannon is a leading expert in helping clinicians identify the places where they have agency and make changes to improve their professional and personal lives. Dr. Shannon has especially focused on helping women physicians address burnout, overwhelm, and self-doubt. She continues to advocate for health system change through her writing and speaking engagements.

Dr. Shannon attended Williams College, Jefferson Medical College, and Harvard University. She completed training in Internal Medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston and practiced general internal medicine prior to making the shift to writing and coaching.

Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


July 21, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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