Strategies to Help Physicians Build Stress Resiliency

Strategies to Help Physicians Build Stress Resiliency

The world of medical practice and healthcare has become increasingly complex, complicated, and uncertain — a perfect recipe for inducing stress. Stress not only activates our sympathetic nervous system with all its myriad physiologic responses, it also activates a threat response in the brain, triggering limbic system arousal. Specifically, stress can impair decision making, cognitive flexibility, memory, and attention; it causes neurotransmitter changes that negatively affect mood and motivation; and it causes an increased fear response and overall emotional reactivity. There are three key factors that determine how stress will affect you:

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