Saturday, August 7, 2021
Helping our patients and ourselves to thrive in life with a more diverse set of skills
As Family Doctors, we often see many folks who struggle through their lives.
We might struggle ourselves because life is complex and with many different expectations. We need a diverse toolbox and skills to succeed in life these days.
So what are those?
1. We need to have the ability to understand and process the large mount of external world data as we receive it right now. Some are fake data. Some are good and useful data.
2. We need to have the ability to understand and process the large amount of data that is in our memory bank. Some are fake data. Some are “corrupted”. Some are outdated. Some are imagined. Some are good and useful data.
3. We need to have the ability to understand and process the feelings of others around us, so that we can have healthy relationships, and live in harmony and collaborate with others as a group.
4. We need to have the ability to understand and process our own feelings, so that we can live a life truer to self, and find our own happiness and inner harmony.
Schools and Medical training are great at teaching the first 3, but not so much with the last one.
Without the skills of No.4, one will be at more risk of unhappiness, burnout, moral injury, adjustment difficulties, compassion fatigue, and imposter syndrome to name a few.
Can you relate?