After the Health of Health Professionals Conference

I had a great time at the conference and it was really energizing. I met many inspiring people from all over the world. There are a substantial number of people doing great work to support clinicians and to bring compassion back into healthcare, and they are doing it at the individual, research, and administrative levels.

Of note, Robin Youngson gave a great presentation.

Tony Fernando gave a presentation on positive psychology that had a lot of practical information about how to be more compassionate in clinical work.

Jane Lemaire, from University of Calgary presented a series of studies that her group have done on physician well-being, one of the most interesting was on the positive cognitive and relational effects of simply feeding doctors (something that often takes back seat in a busy clinical day).

Marsha Snyder gave a great presentation on the issues involved in working with patients who are doctors.

You can still see the conference programme on-line if you want get an idea of what the conference was about. I thought I understood that the conference organizers would be putting up some additional information following the conference, although that was up at the time I posted this.

View more presentations from the conference.

The next conference will be in 2013 in Queensland Australia.

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