How physicians draw satisfaction and overcome barriers in their practices: “It sustains me”
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.
Peer Reviewed Research
Burnout, Well-being, & Professionalism