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#Burnout among #doctors & #nurses appears to be at epidemic proportions these days, with concomitant prescriptions for wellness and resilience. But in reality, most are not burned out: most love taking care of patients and want nothing more than to be able to do just that.
#Resilience? The medical folks I see are among the most resilient people in existence. That they manage to soldier on and not walk out en masse—that’s resilience!

#Wellness? That’s like a kindly offer of an ice pack from a mafioso after he’s kneecapped you with a baseball bat.
The corporatization of medicine has profoundly changed the tenor of medical practice. Somewhere along the line, the medical profession was ceded to the health care industry.

Many of us no longer recognize the profession we entered.
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I remember a surgeon I worked with in med school. She asked me to do something pre-op (without instructions), and after I did what I thought was correct, she started yelling at me for doing it wrong. Then she loudly announced to the OR how stupid I was.

#thread #medtwitter
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She literally pointed at me, and laughed with the chief, IN MY FACE. This was 11 yrs ago, and I still remember the moment like it was yesterday. I was livid, but didn’t feel comfortable saying anything.

I entered med school planning on a career in surgery, but changed paths.
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While this certainly wasn’t the only reason I ended up in IM/Derm, it helped cement my decision to NOT pursue surgery.

To people who say, “that’s just how surgeons communicate,” or that I just need a thicker skin, I refuse to believe that belittling others is ever okay.
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"You don't see radio changing gradually and suddenly become radar. #Darwin's theory doesn't work for #technology, and we have to make a new observation."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention
"Novel technologies are constructed from existing technologies. These offer themselves as components for the construction of further technologies."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention #technology #engineering #design
Unlike the two-parent #inheritance typical to (but not ubiquitous among) #complex organisms, #technology inherits features from n parents - a "vast ancestral #network" more like horizontal gene transfer networks in #bacteria.

W Brian Arthur on sumulating #invention on a chip:
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Many #BIWOC & #BIPOC we're triggered by yesterday's report on #emotionaltax by @CatalystInc and my story in @TorontoStar - many reached out saying they felt heard and seen and some expressed disappointment that enough isn't being done esp when it comes to #workplacewellness
@CatalystInc @TorontoStar Here are a few tools from my tool kit. I know that when I reached out to my Organizations Employee Assistance Line - there's wasn't anyone equipped to deal with #emotionaltax.

Many didn't have the relevant training or awareness of what it means to "be on guard"
@CatalystInc @TorontoStar Or in some cases how layered or how our identity is tightly woven into the armour we wear on a daily basis.

Yes you do need to bring your whole self to work in order to thrive but many #POC can't and from personal experience #BIWOC are policed more than others.
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1/ It’s been a week.

It’s well into Friday evening & I just got off the phone with a patient who had urgent radiology results. This was after spending > 40 min on the phone w another patient discussing the same this afternoon.

(18 more to come; stick with me.)
2/ I only got 2 items on today’s long “to do” list done — but that’s on me. I was finally able to sit down for a couple hours uninterrupted and dig deep into a few patient cases from the week.

(And I “don’t work” on Fridays.)
3/ As I hung up the phone, I reflected on how #directprimarycare has enabled me to get to the heart of medicine & the doctor-patient relationship.

During that call, my patient’s spouse broke down and — through sobs — simply said: “Thanks for being so kind.”
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I’m LJ, a UK Respiratory doctor & medical education enthusiast. I’m here to share my experience of creating respnetlondon.com #RespEd #RespisBest #MedEd #FOAMed #PressEdConf19 /1
UK medical doctors in training must navigate a complex landscape of changing accreditation requirements. Vital information is often dispersed across multiple emails & websites e.g. JRCPTB & PGMDE #RespEd #MedEd #PressEdConf19 /2
I built Respnet as a practical way to centralise information, but also to inspire #trainees & create a sense of belonging. Belonging, connection & community are important for motivation, fulfilment & #wellness, & help prevent #burnout. #RespEd #MedEd #PressEdConf19 /3
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I'm switching my time and effort doing stuff to generate exponential knowledge that cross fertilises domains. Design entrepreneurship for #Socialimpact

I'm done with/ revenue models.

My life, your money. #VC #startup idea. #nanotechnology #AI #PMxD

cc: @YCstartups @Rokk3rFuel
The idea is to create knowledge skills and making capabilities, with emerging Exponential technologies intersecting smart devices, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, nanotechnology, robotics to create products and services that leverage the democratic power of tech. 2/
It's experimentation all the way. Research is okay, but experimentation and prototyping go much farther in understanding problems better and better. That's the design way. Exploring alternatives over picking from existing solutions. We're trying to impact a billion. #PMxD 3/
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every year I give my #neurology residents a very personal talk on how I sought to overcome #burnout during #residency. I call it “finding the good.” I gave that talk to my residents today, and it contains my core beliefs as a clinician educator. #meded 🧠
(these are some realizations that helped me, and your mileage with them will vary. not all will resonate with all, of course. I welcome your comments, anecdotes, and additions. but, for what it’s worth, here are my educational mantras)
“finding the good” is a creative, proactive endeavor composed of generosity of spirit, cognizance of the gravity of others’ situations, deep listening, and creative thinking. there are no protocols or algorithms for finding the good, though a few pointers follow...
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It's #BellLetsTalk and for so many who struggle with #mentalhealth concerns, this day raises awareness and builds a culture of #compassion. Let's never again hear someone say, “just snap out of it” or “it’s all in your head.” @Bell_LetsTalk
Each of us may have different levels of understanding when it comes to #mentalhealth. Mental health is neutral. It’s not bad or good. It’s not necessarily positive or negative. It just is. #BellLetsTalk
A tooth ache will put you in the dentist’s chair. The flu is a reason to see the doctor. There’s no shame. Seeking help for #mentalhealth support must also be a safe experience. There's simply no other choice when your mental health is cast in shadow. #BellLetsTalk #EndTheStigma
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For what do you stand? #UltimateMeasure
Share your beliefs/passions/causes about:
#Love #Truth #Justice
#MLKDAY #MLK
#martinlutherkingday
What matters the most to you ~ for the Good of the Nation and the Planet?
#MLKDAY #ReclaimMLK
#WeGoHigh
#RESISTANCE
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"In the next 10 years, every fitness company will have a data scientist on staff." @lailazem
linkedin.com/pulse/next-10-…
#fitness #wellness #datadrivenhealth #digitalhealth
Here's the article/talk: clubindustry.com/news/you-will-…
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THREAD: The FAANG-ification of 🇺🇸 #cannabis

There's blood on the streets in #cannabis-land, the latest twist in what's been a turvy year. I could choose from a lot of charts here but chose a global lens and zoomed out to paint the complete picture. Talk about vol. #woof 👇
2/ A few things jump out to me on that chart. The first is the bubble and bust; boy I've seen a few of those in my day. Scary as all hell, all sorts of wealth destruction; never fun. But I also notice the uptrend, which remains in tact. That's sorta a big deal given the vol.
3/ Context matters too. #Cannabis is mind-numbingly a schedule I narcotic-- ILLEGAL. So the growth driving that uptrend has occurred *despite* the best efforts of governments / ruling bodies. Not only is that changing but it will be driven by SCIENCE / EFFICACY / WELLNESS...
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Der interessante Teil des Berichts der @tagesschau über die #illegalen #Parteispenden an die #AfD zugunsten von Alice #Weidel.
#Ausland #Beeinflussung #Schweiz #Schwarzgeld
Wenn man die dort gefilmten #Konto-Auszüge ein wenig bearbeitet, werden trotz #Schwärzung ein paar #Details sichtbar.
Man kann dann nämlich erkennen, woher das #Schwarzgeld für die #AfD im Wahlkreis von Alice #Weidel kam.
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Physical Activity and Exercise –––– Their massive role in our health and wellness, at ALL ages/ stages of life.

A #curatedthread with tips and resources ––

Tags: #PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility #SixthVitalSign #HealthyAging #health #wellness
More –– #PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility
Tips on Getting Started
m.gulfnews.com/news/europe/uk…
- Craft your 'why'/purpose
- Start slowly
- U may 'love' exercising OR Not
- Be kind to U
- Use 'why'& habit, Not willpower
- Plan,Prioritize
- Be flexible
-+Resistance, +Balance
More ––––#PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility #SixthVitalSign

"Common Sense Guide To Exercise and Moving More!" ––– by @CorKinetic

20 Great Tips! 👇
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“ You are worth saving” #thread

This week’s #10ThingstoKnow on Burnout is by Simon McCormick @DrSimonMc an EM Consultant at Rotherham. Simon spends most of his time teaching as he is in his 2nd spell of ‘burnout sabbatical’ but is slowly working his way back to clinical medicine
Simon has incredible blog site, the Broken Toy (brokentoydotblog.wordpress.com) where he writes about his experience with burnout, some thoughts on wellness and what he has been up to in medical education. Here is Simon’s #10ThingstoKnow about Burnout @DrSimonMc

#burnout #thread
1. What is Burnout?

There is no specific agreed definition so this can make it difficult to diagnose. It isn’t about having the occasional bad day, or even bad week, at work but instead usually involves a sustained negative change physically, emotionally, behaviourally.
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On the unofficial start of #residency, here's what I've learned about the crisis of #mentalhealth and #suicide for docs in training.

At the end, I'll share solutions #meded #medtwitter 1/
We think about #depression as an individual problem, but this is a systems problem. Med students are healthier than their peers. Training makes them sick. 2/
At any point in time, 1 in 4 med students is depressed and 11% have contemplated suicide. Only 1 in 6 get help, largely because they fear discrimination. 3/
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I deleted a tweet about feeling blue. It’s a valid feeling that we all have sometimes. But I didn’t want to show that side of myself, b/c of the stigma.

But then I thought about it & I’m 100% sure others have days like this. It’s just that we all go around pretending we’re ok.
We force wellness &resilience as if it’s not okay to feel UNwell. I’m here to tell you that even successful people who seem to have their shit together struggle with depression. And that’s okay. There shouldn’t be such a stigma to talking about how we really feel.#ItsOkNotToBeOk
If you are feel sad or depressed it doesn’t mean you are broken or weak; It means you’re human.

#ItsOkNotToBeOk
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Medicine vs. The Machine (thread)

For doctors, nurses, and other healers these are distressing times. The epidemic of depression, suicide, anxiety and burnout that consumes our profession is at least less hidden than ever before. I don't know anyone who is spared.
Let me share a mental model that has provided comfort to me. Perhaps it might resonate with you too. You see, I believe that we exist in two worlds: the world of Medicine, and the world of The Machine.
Medicine is why we are here, why we have worked, sweated, and suffered. Medicine is the calling, and it is an ancient good. There are good days and bad days in Medicine. The days when you save a life, comfort the suffering, support a colleague, make a deductive leap...
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