Revitalizing Healthcare

On My Heart: The Problem with Fixating on the Dumpster Fire of Healthcare

March 21, 2023 Andrea Austin, MD Season 2 Episode 13
On My Heart: The Problem with Fixating on the Dumpster Fire of Healthcare
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Revitalizing Healthcare
On My Heart: The Problem with Fixating on the Dumpster Fire of Healthcare
Mar 21, 2023 Season 2 Episode 13
Andrea Austin, MD

I recently learned about the concept of how our thoughts drive our emotions and behavior. The phrase “healthcare is broken” or “healthcare is a dumpster fire” is a thought I often have when I feel overwhelmed, but it is not necessarily true. Resorting to the thought healthcare is a dumpster fire can zap our agency and creativity.  In addition, I explore the concept of naming our emotions and strategies to embrace all the parts of ourselves, just not always at the same time.

"We as physicians can be leaders and create change."

In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. How can understanding the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions help healthcare workers in their daily work?
2. How can we consider an extreme case of a healthcare system failing, to assist us with mindset shifts to stay more problem focused as we tackle challenges in the US?
3. What techniques can healthcare workers use to be more emotionally agile to shift between strategic and tactical problem-solving?

Resources:
1. The thought, feeling, and action framework is described by many experts. Andrea specifically mentioned the podcast, The Life School Podcast, check out this collection and start with episode 2.

Other episodes you'll enjoy:
Beyond Band-Aids, Getting to the Root: Part 2 with Drs. Paasch & Barrett
Sharee Johnson: How Physicians Can Regain Agency & Lead
Leaning Into Leadership: Dr. Linda Lawrence


Are you a healthcare professional looking to empower yourself and advance in your field? Then, you won’t want to miss the transformational Women in Medicine Summit, September 13-14 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. This event is a powerhouse of inspiration designed to elevate and celebrate women in medicine.

Dr. Austin, host of this podcast will be there and hopes you will be too!


MicroSkills is built on one core, easy-to-learn principle: every big goal, complicated task, healthy habit, and, yes, even what we think of as character traits, can be broken down into small, learnable, skills that can be practiced, and incorporated real-time. Pre-order wherever you buy your books or on Amazon; launches Apr 16.

Support the Show.

  • Connect with Andrea on Instagram (@revitalizingdoc) or LinkedIn about the show and more, or visit her website www.andreaaustinmd.com.
  • Sign up for her newsletter, “Revitalizing Healthcare.” It is your go-to source for insightful content on transforming the healthcare landscape and staying well while changemaking.
  • Join this list to keep up to date on the launch of her forthcoming book, Revitalized: A guidebook to rediscovering your heartline. This book provides a beacon for channeling emotional intelligence not only to survive but thrive in medicine.
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Show Notes

I recently learned about the concept of how our thoughts drive our emotions and behavior. The phrase “healthcare is broken” or “healthcare is a dumpster fire” is a thought I often have when I feel overwhelmed, but it is not necessarily true. Resorting to the thought healthcare is a dumpster fire can zap our agency and creativity.  In addition, I explore the concept of naming our emotions and strategies to embrace all the parts of ourselves, just not always at the same time.

"We as physicians can be leaders and create change."

In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. How can understanding the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions help healthcare workers in their daily work?
2. How can we consider an extreme case of a healthcare system failing, to assist us with mindset shifts to stay more problem focused as we tackle challenges in the US?
3. What techniques can healthcare workers use to be more emotionally agile to shift between strategic and tactical problem-solving?

Resources:
1. The thought, feeling, and action framework is described by many experts. Andrea specifically mentioned the podcast, The Life School Podcast, check out this collection and start with episode 2.

Other episodes you'll enjoy:
Beyond Band-Aids, Getting to the Root: Part 2 with Drs. Paasch & Barrett
Sharee Johnson: How Physicians Can Regain Agency & Lead
Leaning Into Leadership: Dr. Linda Lawrence


Are you a healthcare professional looking to empower yourself and advance in your field? Then, you won’t want to miss the transformational Women in Medicine Summit, September 13-14 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. This event is a powerhouse of inspiration designed to elevate and celebrate women in medicine.

Dr. Austin, host of this podcast will be there and hopes you will be too!


MicroSkills is built on one core, easy-to-learn principle: every big goal, complicated task, healthy habit, and, yes, even what we think of as character traits, can be broken down into small, learnable, skills that can be practiced, and incorporated real-time. Pre-order wherever you buy your books or on Amazon; launches Apr 16.

Support the Show.

  • Connect with Andrea on Instagram (@revitalizingdoc) or LinkedIn about the show and more, or visit her website www.andreaaustinmd.com.
  • Sign up for her newsletter, “Revitalizing Healthcare.” It is your go-to source for insightful content on transforming the healthcare landscape and staying well while changemaking.
  • Join this list to keep up to date on the launch of her forthcoming book, Revitalized: A guidebook to rediscovering your heartline. This book provides a beacon for channeling emotional intelligence not only to survive but thrive in medicine.