Dr. Steve Hunt is a primary care physician board certified in environmental and occupational medicine.
In this episode of Menders, we explore the impacts of toxic environments on the well-being of physicians and healthcare systems as complex living organisms. When we see teams and elements of our institutions crumbling, we can be sure that something unhealthy is happening. As Steve so aptly points out, we're only as healthy as the team doing the worst!
Acknowledging our toxic environments is a first step that allows us to turn toward the challenging but rewarding work of community building and repair. Refocusing on human connection in healthcare may be the medicine we need to heal.
I hope that you take the time to reflect on one step that you as an individual can take to respond to the needs of yourself, your colleagues, and your organization. Cultural transformation starts with our small actions to care for each other.
And as always, thank you for listening!
David Abram - The spell of the sensuous
Ernest Becker - The structure of evil - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1520-6696%28196901%295%3A1%3C92%3A%3AAID-JHBS2300050116%3E3.0.CO%3B2-N
Robert Sapolsky - Why Zebras don't get ulcers - https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780805073690/whyzebrasdontgetulcers
Leadership Strategy Session: https://forms.office.com/r/ZM6Q4h7q9k
If you’re doing the internal work to transform yourself as a leader to maximize your impact on your healthcare system – I want something more for you. That is precisely why I got into working with healthcare leaders and leadership teams in the first place.
Join me for a complimentary Leadership Strategy Session (https://forms.office.com/r/ZM6Q4h7q9k) where you’ll have a chance to consider your values and develop a strategy to realign your actions with your core values.
Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or want additional details about this free Strategy Session. And keep in mind…because of the very special nature of this mindfulness-based work, just a few seats are available each month!