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Stop Physician Burnout: What to Do When Working Harder Isn't Working Paperback – November 4, 2014
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Dike Drummond MD - Physician Burnout and Leadership Expert
“The physician burnout epidemic in our healthcare providers is a completely predictable result of their medical training and the generally accepted definition of “success”. AND it is both a Treatable AND PREVENTABLE Condition.”
Dike Drummond MD is an expert on physician burnout prevention and physician leadership development and the CEO of TheHappyMD.com with over 8300 physician members in 63 countries around the world. His new book: "Stop Physician Burnout - what to do when working harder ... isn't working" is the first step-by-step guide for any physician in any specialty to create a more ideal practice and a more balanced life.
He is a Mayo trained Family Practice Physician and executive coach with extensive experience in Medicine, Leadership, Coaching and Personal & Business Development. Dike graduated from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota in 1984 and completed his Family Practice Residency at the Shasta Cascade Program in Redding, California in 1987. Dr. Drummond practiced full spectrum Family Medicine for 11 years as a member of the Skagit Valley Medical Center in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was also their Chairman of the Executive Committee and Managed Care Medical Director.
He left his full time medical practice in 1999 to become COO of Superteams, LLC providing Leadership and Facilitation training to Lean Six Sigma Black Belts in all branches of the US Military. He is a certified Life and Business coach with extensive experience in personal and business development with physicians and entrepreneurs over the last 10 years
Dr. Drummond has consulted with or been a featured speaker for Kaiser Permanente Northwest, MD Anderson Cancer Center, McKesson US Oncology Network, The Group Practice Improvement Network, the AAFP, the ACPE, the Minnesota Medical Association, and many more. His writings on Burnout Prevention, Leadership and Work Life Balance have been published extensively online at Huffington Post.com, KevinMD.com as well as publications such as Medical Economics, Physician’s Practice and AMA News.
Dr. Drummond can be reached through his website www.thehappymd.com
Top Customer Reviews
Dr. Drummond’s acknowledgement of his burnout set the tone for authenticity, honestly putting it out there and letting us know he understands it experientially, not just academically. Likewise his portrayal of his coaching discussion with a new physician coachee (“Mike”) – in his initial session, Mike reveals his practice partner’s suicide the preceding week and how, with that stunning recognition of the reality of the high-stressed lives they have led, he thought he really ought to take a serious look at his own burnout. Mike’s story portrays the stark reality of burnout straight on, and its severe consequences when unaddressed. And it gives permission for docs to acknowledge their own degree of demoralization and begin the process of honestly exploring their own state of weardown.
He provides a succinct overview of the burnout phenomenon – what it is, its core causes, what it “feels like,” and how it might serve a beneficial purpose.
His analysis of the dynamics of burnout in the context of the physician mindset is succinct and right on target. Essentially, because of our training, i.e. our well-intentioned but ultimately maladaptive “stress hardening,” we’ve internalized two core operating principles: a) the patient’s needs always come first; and b) you’re a loser if you show signs of stress. Powerful conditioning, indeed! He explores five maladaptive beliefs that have to be reworked if one is to successfully negotiate oneself through burnout.Read more ›
Dike has been through burnout and emerged as a strong, creative, focused, and caring individual who has already helped thousands of fellow physicians through his blog, website, and public speaking. With creativity, substance, encouragement, honest personal sharing and self-reflection, and case histories that we can all identify with, this book can serve as guide out of powerlessness and physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion, toward a self-determined, fulfilling, and sustainable career path.
Burnout matters for many reasons. Christina Maslach (of the inventory) describes burnout as "an erosion of the soul caused by a deterioration of one's values, dignity, spirit and will." It matters to the affected individual because it is unpleasant in its own right, and also because it sets the ground for more serious subsequent problems- mental health issues such as depression, suicide, alcohol and drug problems. It sets the ground for social problems such as relationship breakdown. It sets the ground for work place issues to arise.
It matters more widely because illness in a professional such as a doctor is not just an individual tragedy to the affected doctor but is also a risk to the wider world- their patients,their colleagues, their organisations, their families. Burnt out doctors are more likely to make mistakes, in basic politeness, and in their medicine, run up complaints, run up negligence suits, become disruptive at work, end up with regulatory problems.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book.
This is not a book you read once, and then say that you know everything about it. This is a book to be studied and lived. Read more
Dr. Drummond has found a niche in coaching physicians. This is a self-help book, which will only help if you actually do what he suggests. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Becky O
Dr. Drummond does a fantastic job of diagnosing Physician Burnout and principles to address the ever-changing practice of Medicine right now. Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. Bouda Associates
Two Christmases ago, I came back from my vacation time with family and felt so dreary. It had been so nice to be out from under it (the pressure of seeing patients quickly while... Read morePublished 10 months ago by vickim
Outstanding, simply written, lots of useful tips and tools.Published 13 months ago by Lenny C. Husen
This book fills a huge gap in very much needed recognition and healing of physician burnout. Kudos to Dr. Drummond!Published 14 months ago by Louis J Heck
This book is an excellent resource for anyone working in a 'high burnout' occupation, not just physicians. Read morePublished 16 months ago by angelab