With its hectic pace, time pressures, and emotional intensity, the healthcare environment can place physicians at high risk for burnout. According to Mayo Clinic researchers, 54.5% of physicians experience burnout symptoms at some point in their careers.
It’s important to remember that physician burnout isn’t just bad for doctors, it affects the entire healthcare community. Doctors who are burned out are far more likely to quit their practices, reducing patients' access to care. Moreover, physicians who try to push through burnout are more likely to have impaired attention, memory, and executive functions, leading to poor patient interaction and poor quality care.
Clinics and hospitals increasingly struggle to deal with the issue of burnout, but some practices, such as Skilled Wound Care, have found an innovative solution: Recognition.
Organizations with formal recognition programs have 31% less voluntary turnover than those without. In addition, they are 12x more likely to have strong performance outcomes. Healthcare professionals may benefit most from recognition and appreciation because it can enhance their mental health and improve their resilience to stress.
An SWC Provider talked to us recently about his experience with physician recognition at Skilled Wound Care.
Recognition, appreciation, and gratitude all contribute to refocusing on positive aspects of life in stressful situations. Considering how common stress and suffering are in the work environment of healthcare providers, this is particularly relevant for them.
Are you a physician that doesn't get enough recognition for the incredible work you do? Reach out to us today to become a truly valued member of our team. CLICK HERE for more info on how you can feel truly valued for what you do!
Skilled Wound Care is a mobile surgical practice committed to transforming the chronic wound care model in nursing facilities. Wound care experts make weekly bedside visits to patients in long-term care facilities, avoiding transfers to hospitals or clinics. Our expert physicians give patients the most up-to-date and effective wound treatments, and educate facility staff on how to help patients continue to heal quickly and effectively between visits. This model of collaborative care allows SWC’s physicians to improve patients’ lives and health outcomes, to empower nursing staff, and to raise public awareness. Skilled Wound Care, along with its nurse and nursing home partners, is working every day to positively transform traditional nursing home wound care.