Rural Health Webinar Series – Walking the Walk: reducing burnout and improving wellbeing for rural GPs
Burnout is described as experiencing feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, cynicism related to one’s job and reduced professional efficacy. It occurs when there is a mismatch between the workload and the resources needed to do the work in a meaningful way. We will consider the systems issues that underpin this phenomenon, and discuss things we can do individuals and as workplace teams to care for ourselves and each other. As GPs we talk to patients about strategies to manage stress and improve wellbeing every day. Yet instituting these strategies in our own lives is much more difficult. In this webinar we will explore the barriers to instituting healthy work and life habits in the context of GP enculturation and workload. We consider strategies, opportunities and resources to help us overcome these barriers and improve our wellbeing and develop a sustainable model of self-care and peer support.
Established and still owned by two procedural GPs, Ochre Health operates a network of over 45 medical centres around Australia and partners with over 250 doctors. Built on a founding purpose of supporting doctors and improving the health of communities, they are unique amongst their peers in recording and reporting on patient health outcomes. Their business includes Ochre Recruitment, a medical recruitment agency that works with hospitals and clinics throughout Australia and New Zealand to source and place quality locum and permanent doctors across a wide range of specialties.
Speakers include Jenni Parsons and Emily Gillmartin.
This webinar is sponsored by Ochre Health.
CPD: 2 points