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In Part Two of this discussion with Dr. Gail Gazelle, a physiclan burnout expert, we discuss Gail’s experience with burnout. She shares examples from her own experience and those she’s helped with to illustrate what burnout feels like and how it mirrors trauma reactions. She shares what helped her come back from burnout and what others can do to help with recovery. Burnout doesn’t have to be a career-ending experience, it can be a transformational opportunity. Listen to this compassionate and down to earth conversation to understand why physicians are burning out, and how they can learn resiliency skills to help them stay in their careers, in this replay episode. This information will be relevant to anyone in a leadership position, even those who don’t work in healthcare. 

Dr. Gazelle is a former hospice physician, part-time Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor, and a Master Certified Coach for physicians. After working in the field of end-of-life care for most of her professional career, Dr. Gazelle shifted her focus to another vulnerable population: physicians in the modern American healthcare system.

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Visit Gail’s website: https://gailgazelle.com/

Gail’s book, Everyday Resilience, can be found on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/44q10Ct

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July 20, 2023

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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