A mindful approach to physician self-care

South African Family Practice

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Title A mindful approach to physician self-care
Creator Kirby, Janine M. Milligan, Peter D. Conradie, Hofmeyr H. McIntosh, Belinda M.
Subject Family Medicine Self-care; burnout; systems failure; presence; perspective; self-compassion
Description There has been an increasing awareness of the importance of physician mental health. Several South African studies show a high prevalence of burnout among doctors. Burnout is characterised by three components: exhaustion, depersonalisation, and a sense of a lack of efficacy. Burnout is a result of both external and internal pressures. While lifestyle modification is essential, mindfulness-informed programmes promote self-regulation and resilience. Mindfulness programmes comprise three components: present moment awareness, perspective-taking and wisdom, and compassion. Physician wellness begins with individuals recognising the need of self-care and giving themselves permission to prioritise this. Ongoing identification of self-care needs and acting compassionately to address these needs is essential.
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Date 2024-01-30
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Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v66i1.5836
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 66, No 1 (2024): Part 2; 4 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2024 Janine M. Kirby, Peter D. Milligan, Hofmeyr H. Conradie, Belinda M. McIntosh https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0