How physicians draw satisfaction and overcome barriers in their practices: “It sustains me”

Branch W.T. Jr, Weil A.B., Gilligan M.C., Litzelman D.K., Hafler J.P., Plews-Ogan M., Rider E.A., Osterberg L.G., Dunne D., Derse A.R., Pittman J.R., Frankel R.M.
Submitted: December, 2017

Qualitative study identify motivating factors related to humanistic practice and teaching included: 1) identification with humanistic values; 2) providing care that they or their family would want; 3) connecting to patients; 4) passing on values through role modelling; 5) being in the moment. Inhibiting factors included: 1) time, 2) stress, 3) culture, and 4) episodic burnout. Fostering fully mature professional development among physicians will require new skills and opportunities that reinforce time-honored values while simultaneously partnering with others to nurture, sustain and improve patient care by addressing system issues.

Resource Type:
  • Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design:
  • Survey/Study
  • Burnout, Well-being, & Professionalism
  • Patient-Centered