24. Provider Wellness: Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

As healthcare providers we pour our energy into caring for our patients and often we forget to take care of ourselves, leading to burnout. It is crucial that we take time to take a breath and to recharge. Dr. Martha Middlemist shares the work of the AAPs Wellness Advisory Group and offers concrete steps we can all take to manage stress.

Let’s listen to Dr. Middlemist and learn how healthcare providers can take better care of themselves!

[00:01 – 06:13] Opening Segment

  • Welcoming today’s guest, Dr. Martha Middlemist 
  • Dr. Middlemist’s talks about her background 

[06:14 – 16:55] Taking Care of Healthcare Providers Better

  • The steps they’ve taken to take better care of healthcare providers 
  • How healthcare initiatives are conceptualized 
  • Don’t miss Dr. Middlemist’s tips for healthcare providers!

[16:56 – 27:01] Going on a Therapy and Other Wellness Services

  • Dr. Middlemist talks about this kind of stress among healthcare providers 
  • The importance of realizing that things are not working well 
  • Therapy is an option too for healthcare providers
  • Dr. Middlemist explains 

[27:02 – 39:34] Giving More Time For Yourself

  • Dr. Middlemist shares her observations during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • She gives a few creative suggestions for healthcare providers to have fun
  • Her message to her resident self

[39:35 – 43:42] Closing Segment

  • Finals takeaways
  • An idea can go a long way 
  • Wellness silos should be considered
  • Peer support and networking with like-minded individuals are important 
  • What you can do to take care of yourself better
  • Exercise
  • Eat well
  • Get enough sleep
  • Speak up and speak out 
  • Ask for help 
  • Wellness activities you can practice 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“I think you also have to have workplace wellness by…having supportive caring people around you…” – Dr. Martha Middlemist

“From the beginning, take more time for yourself.” – Dr. Martha Middlemist

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