Join your host Andrew Tisser with his guest Dr. Susan Wilson as they talk about maximizing our mental fitness and maintaining a sustainable shift in mindset. In her 25 years as a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, Susan has seen the evolution of medical practice and the impact of these changes on her colleagues. Through her knowledge as a certified physician peer coach, she provides the tools necessary to navigate these challenging times in modern medicine. And with the rapidly increasing cases of burnout and job dissatisfaction, Dr. Wilson believes that professional coaching is needed now more than ever.
In this episode, you will learn:
- What “Second Victim Syndrome” is and why peer support is essential among medical professionals
- The difference between resilience and mental fitness, and ways to improve the latter
- How to use the power of empathy in learning how to show self-compassion
- The value of “mindfulness” when going into another encounter after a difficult one
- How mental fitness and mindfulness can be applied even outside of professional life
- And much more!
About Dr. Susan Wilson:
Dr. Susan Wilson has been practicing Emergency Medicine since 1994, after completing her residency at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She also attended the Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. However, Dr. Wilson retired from clinical practice in June 2019.
Wanting to maintain involvement in Medicine, Susan became a certified physician peer coach, providing guidance and support to other physicians. Her 25 years as a hospital-based, board-certified physician has afforded great insight into the challenges of medicine. Having seen the evolution of medical practice and witnessing firsthand how these changes have impacted her colleagues, Dr. Wilson sees coaching as an essential tool to address job satisfaction, work/life balance, and burnout among physicians.
So now, Susan uses “mental fitness” as the framework for her coaching, helping her clients shift their mindset from negative to positive. She also has a particular interest in “Clinician Distress Syndrome” (also known as “Second Victim Syndrome”), offering peer support for those suffering acute, traumatic events.
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