Importance of finding what works for individuals and managing to clear a backlog

In today's episode, titled "Finding Sustainable Solutions for Overwork and Burnout," your host, Dr. Sarah Smith, is joined by Dr. Tena Frizzle, a family doctor with 23 years of experience in rural Nova Scotia.

Dr. Frizzle bravely shares her personal struggle with burnout, detailing the overwhelming backlog of paperwork and the emotional toll it took on her professional and personal life.

Together, Dr. Smith and Dr. Frizzle provide insight into the challenges and complexities of practicing medicine, as well as strategies for finding sustainable solutions to combat burnout and improve work-life balance.

Here are 3 key takeaways from this episode:

1️⃣    Addressing Burnout: Discussing the emotional burden of practicing medicine, the need to be kind to oneself, and strategies for managing burnout without drastic lifestyle changes.

2️⃣     Time Management Strategies: The episode explores the importance of better time management, avoiding interruptions, and dealing with decision fatigue to achieve a sustainable work-life balance.

3️⃣     Embracing New Approaches: Dr. Frizzle's experience with using artificial intelligence for note-taking and the discussion of the need for curiosity and bravery in trying new approaches to address ongoing issues and burnout in the medical profession.

Dr. Tena Frizzle Bio:

Dr. Tena Frizzle is a rural Family Physician caring for families for over 20 years in a border town of Nova Scotia, Canada.  Tena shares a love of perinatal, mental health and comprehensive care with residents, medical students & colleagues.

Join us as we delve into Dr. Frizzle's journey and explore ideas for change in the pursuit of a more sustainable and fulfilling clinical practice.


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