Chapter 6

Physician Wellness

Engaging Mindfulness


Health and well-being comprise physical health, psychological and emotional stability, and social engagement. Physical wellness involves self-care and a temperate lifestyle. Emotional well-being is psychological well-being encompassing subjective experience and positive emotionality. A stable mood—emotional equanimity—enhances countering negative emotions and physician burnout. Social engagement revolves around interpersonal and social relations. Physician engagement entails a doctor's commitment to studying, enhancing expertise, and skills toward safe and high-quality patient care. Learned Mindfulness, paying attention mindfully, maintains stress reduction and promotes ...

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