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What Are the Implications of Physician Burnout? With Dr. Greg Hammer

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: When it all becomes "too much" for healthcare professionals, burnout results.
Air Date: 4/17/20
Duration: 28:39
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Greg Hammer, MD
Greg Hammer, MD, is a pediatric intensive care physician, pediatric anesthesiologist, and professor at Stanford University Medical Center. A member of the Stanford WellMD initiative and the Wellness Committee for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Dr. Hammer is currently the Chair of the Physician Wellness Task Force for the California Society of Anesthesiologists. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer on wellness at institutions worldwide and teaches GAIN to medical students, residents and fellows at Stanford.

Dr. Hammer’s clinical focus is in pediatric cardiac anesthesia and pediatric critical care medicine. His research is in developmental pharmacology and immunology, and he has an active laboratory with multiple ongoing studies in these areas. He has published widely on topics related to pharmacology and perioperative care of children undergoing cardiac and thoracic procedures as well as organ transplantation.

Dr. Hammer is a health enthusiast and meditator, utilizing a non-duality and mindfulness-based approach, including the GAIN method. Dr. Hammer is the author of GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals, which will be released May 15, 2020.
  • Book Title: GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals
What Are the Implications of Physician Burnout? With Dr. Greg Hammer
Healthcare professionals face daily challenges that tax their physical and mental health. This is especially true now, during the COVID-19 crisis. 

When it all becomes "too much," burnout results. 

The burnout problem not only affects healthcare providers themselves -- it also has a significant impact on their family members and even their patients.

Greg Hammer, MD, is a pediatric intensive care physician, pediatric anesthesiologist, and professor at Stanford University Medical Center. In his new book, GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals, he explores this devastating issue and what can be done to solve it.

Dr. Hammer joins Dr. Susanne to explain all of the potential causes of burnout, what steps can be taken to address it, and why there is hope for the future.
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