Menders: Love & Leadership in Health Systems

15. Boundary setting & work life flexibility with Dr. Mari Yamamoto

July 18, 2022 Dr. Nicola De Paul Season 1 Episode 15
Menders: Love & Leadership in Health Systems
15. Boundary setting & work life flexibility with Dr. Mari Yamamoto
Show Notes

Dr. Mari Yamamoto is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in a Family Medicine Residency at a large academic medical center.  

In this episode, she shares some challenges of navigating full-time roles as a clinician, parent, and partner. She shares how her values guide her daily decision-making and prompt her to set boundaries to protect her most important priorities. She also reflects on some of the systemic supports that have made it possible for her to find work-life flexibility in COVID times. And we explore some of the challenges that make it difficult for healthcare systems to provide maximum flexibility. 

What might healthcare look like if we recreated our systems to allow clinicians working in the system to thrive? It is time that we sat down and asked ourselves this critical question.

What small step could your organization take towards creating a nurturing and nourishing environment for everyone involved?

Additional Resources:

Career Fit & Burnout: Shanafelt et al. 2009 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/415000

Healing: our path from mental illness to mental health by Thomas Insel - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/670329/healing-by-thomas-insel-md/

Workload & Burnout: Nassar et al. 2021 - https://www.cureus.com/articles/24690-academic-clinicians-workload-challenges-and-burnout-analysis

Workplace Flexibility: Maglalang et al. 2021 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8102798/

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