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Physician Wellness

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Here, at The University of Kansas Health System, we believe in promoting our physicians’ well-being – not simply by saying we do, but by our everyday interactions.

As physicians we dedicate ourselves to our patients. In caring for others, we too often forget to care for ourselves and to make our own health a priority. There are stressors we cannot change immediately, such as national-stage healthcare debates. But there are things we can control starting today, such as finding time for ourselves or choosing a supportive work environment in which to practice.

If you are currently a physician with The University of Kansas Health System or are considering employment with our organization, we want you to know that your well-being is a priority for us.

Our mindset

We want to:

  • Know how you’re doing
  • Develop your skillset
  • Encourage you to suggest improvements by emailing us

Transparency is key, along with the respect and dignity your work should ensure. To empower you to have a fulfilling career, we believe in valuing you as an individual and not solely for your expertise. We want your voice to inform your patient practice and we want to promote you in your career development.

Practice efficiency

Healthcare bureaucracy can get in the way of our wellness. We value your time and your expertise and want you to help inform your clinical practice so we can provide the best care to our patients together:

  • Bidirectional feedback channels
  • Frequent updates on staffing and structural planning
  • Flexible clinic schedule options
  • Setting patient expectations
  • EMR documentation support
  • Team-based care

Personal wellness

At the individual level, we want to create space and resources to support you. As a health system physician, you can take advantage of:

  • Counseling services when dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and more
  • Individual and team skill development
  • Event and crisis debriefings

We continually seek ways to offer additional support to our physicians for their well-being.

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