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Can You Buffer Against Burnout?

Podcast with Dr. Gail Gazelle


Today we’re talking to Dr. Gail Gazelle, who is a former hospice physician, part-time Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor, and Master Certified Coach for physicians. Over the past decade, Gail has coached hundreds of physician leaders on leadership development, mindfulness, and building resilience. Her passion is to provide physicians the resilience skills not covered in training that make the difference between burnout and surviving the marathon of a medical career. Gail is also a long-time mindfulness practitioner and teacher and has recently released a book called – ‘Everyday Resilience. A Practical Guide to Build Inner Strength and Weather Life’s Challenges ’.

In this week’s podcast, we explore how we can reduce burnout in our workplaces.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:01] – Gail shares what’s leading to physician burnout.
  • [04:05] – Gail paints a picture of burnout culture for physicians and what it can cost them.
  • [05:31] – Gail shares how the pandemic has changed the world of physicians.
  • [06:56] – Gail explores why coaching is an effective method of supporting people in high burnout professions.
  • [09:53] – Gail shares three things leaders and coaches should be focusing on when it comes to supporting people facing burnout.
  • [12:51] – Gail puts a spotlight on how we can build a culture that reduces burnout.
  • [15:05] – Gail shares the most essential thing we should be aware of in the face of burnout.
  • [17:15] – Gail highlights one thing everyone should start doing today to grow their resilience to buffer against burnout.
  • [18:30] – Gail enters the lightning round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Gail!

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