The Burnout Antidote: Infusing Well-being into Healthcare Culture

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Healthcare workers, burnout is not your fault. Our healthcare system is failing its most valuable asset – you. Nearly half of all your colleagues are burnt out. In “The Burnout Antidote: Infusing Well-being into Healthcare Culture” hosts Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW, and Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT stand alongside you. Together, they honor your stories and work to uncover solutions, offering change and healing for you and our healthcare culture. The first two episodes of the 18-part series “The Burnout Antidote” will be available November 15th, 2023 and new episodes will be released every Wednesday. A Psych Hub podcast. read less
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The Healing Power of Telling Our Story
5d ago
The Healing Power of Telling Our Story
Common humanity, one of the three components of self-compassion, the antidote to burnout, is strengthened by sharing our unique stories. We can build empathy and support the humanity involved in healthcare by honoring and elevating the lived experience of healthcare providers and patients. In this episode, co-hosts Amy and Paul speak to Scott Acord and Michael Drummond from the Providence Institute for Human Caring about Hear Me Now, a patient and provider storytelling project with a goal to make healthcare more humane.  For more information about how you can share your story with the Hear Me Now project, visit https://www.hearmenowstories.org/  Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here. The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Tech in the Healthcare Space
Feb 14 2024
Tech in the Healthcare Space
What are your experiences and feelings toward your healthcare system’s EMR? Love it? Hate it? What about the growth of AI in healthcare? Tech in healthcare has given us incredible advancements that have saved lives. At the same time, the rate at which technology is created and implemented may be outpacing our ability to adjust to the impact on operational systems, policies, and the human beings providing care. In this episode, co-hosts Amy and Paul discuss the intersection of technology, healthcare, and burnout. They explore the impact on culture and work-life integration. We also hear from two healthcare colleagues about the wins and losses associated with leveraging technology in the healthcare space.    Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way.   Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
The Impact and Boundaries of Telehealth
Feb 7 2024
The Impact and Boundaries of Telehealth
The urgent and critical need of standing up large scale telehealth capabilities at the beginning of the 2020 COVID epidemic dramatically launched virtual care into our everyday healthcare practices. We saw the benefits and efficiencies for both patient and provider. At the same time, we quickly learned and experienced the pitfalls. In this episode, co-hosts Amy and Paul explore the intersection of burnout and telehealth. What is the best working environment for you - virtual, in-person, hybrid? What do patients prefer? Let’s take ourselves off of “mute” and discuss.  Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Moral Distress Prevention and Mitigation
Jan 31 2024
Moral Distress Prevention and Mitigation
This week’s episode includes a powerful story of the toll burnout can take on us, challenging our perception of our values and who we are. In this episode, we continue our burnout recovery journey by diving even deeper into the concepts and experiences of moral distress and moral injury. Co-hosts Amy and Paul reflect on the story of a clinician who found himself wondering what kind of person and healthcare provider he had become, what led him to that place, and the patient experience that changed his and his patient’s life.    Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Coping with Personal Stressors as a Healthcare Provider
Jan 24 2024
Coping with Personal Stressors as a Healthcare Provider
Life is a series of experiences, good, bad, and otherwise. How do we make it through demanding work responsibilities when we face tough times in our personal lives? In this episode, co-hosts Amy and Paul talk about living in two worlds - our work life and our personal life, and the advantages and disadvantages of compartmentalization. They describe strategies for supporting colleagues and yourself as a healthcare clinician who is also dealing with stress outside of work. Our guests share stories of working while going through difficult times in their life, like a relationship breakup, and balancing empathy.    Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here. The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Healthcare Clinicians Living with a Disability
Jan 17 2024
Healthcare Clinicians Living with a Disability
The skipped lunches, extra shifts, completing charting after your workday was supposed to end, fitting in the extra patient - we often go above and beyond to meet the needs of our patients in a stretched healthcare system. But running ourselves into the ground is not helping anyone.  In this episode, co-hosts Amy and Paul talk about how to balance care delivery and taking care of your personal health when you have a chronic health condition. Our guest recalls her experience with the onset of a health condition and how she learned to advocate for her needs so that she could be healthy and care for others as well.  Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Experiencing a Mental Illness as a Healthcare Provider
Jan 10 2024
Experiencing a Mental Illness as a Healthcare Provider
One in five U.S. adults experience a mental health condition each year.* What happens when the healer is also healing? As a healthcare clinician, do you feel like you have the space, resources, and support to take care of your own mental health? In this episode, co-hosts Amy and Paul discuss the experiences of healthcare clinicians who have a mental health condition, associated stigma, seeking help, and integrating our identities as healers and humans. Our guests discuss their experiences as healthcare providers with depression and anxiety.  Content notice: This episode contains discussion of suicidal ideation and death.    *Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2022). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. PEP22-07-01-005, NSDUH Series H-57). Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2021-nsduh-annual-national-report    Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Secondary Trauma as a Healthcare Provider
Jan 3 2024
Secondary Trauma as a Healthcare Provider
Healthcare providers can both experience trauma while providing care and they can also be exposed to secondary trauma, or hearing about the direct traumatic experiences of another person. In this episode, co-hosts Amy and Paul define primary and secondary trauma, common responses to trauma, and how colleagues and healthcare leaders can build support for clinicians that experience trauma while delivering care. Our clinician guest describes their experience with treating a complex medical presentation that led to a patient’s death and the impact that it had on him.  Content notice: This episode includes a story of an anonymous patient’s critical illness and death.    Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Traumatic Stress in Healthcare Environments
Dec 27 2023
Traumatic Stress in Healthcare Environments
Fear. Anger. Guilt. Shame.  These are emotions individuals might feel after having a traumatic experience as a healthcare professional. Healthcare workers know they’ll be exposed to human suffering and care for people at some of the worst and most vulnerable moments in their life. But there are some experiences that are more than a “bad day.” How can healing professionals process these experiences so that they don’t add to moral distress and burnout? In this episode, co-host Amy Pearlman and Paul Deger candidly share their own stories of traumatic experiences while delivering healthcare, their immediate reactions, the after effects, how they think about these experiences now, and what healthcare professionals can do to support themselves and their colleagues when these incidents happen.   Content notice: This episode includes descriptions of physical aggression in the healthcare environment.    Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here. The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Healthcare Workplace Discrimination and Bias
Dec 20 2023
Healthcare Workplace Discrimination and Bias
Facing discrimination from workplace colleagues or your patients can not only cause pain and trauma at a personal level, but can also add turmoil to an already stressful environment. How can workplaces build psychological safety and protect their employees against intentional discrimination and implicit bias? In this episode, clinicians and co-hosts Amy Pearlman and Paul Deger listen to the stories of two healthcare clinicians who share their personal experience with discrimination and bias in the healthcare setting and discuss action steps for building an inclusive culture.    Take the bias quiz: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/   Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Social Unrest and the Healthcare Environment
Dec 13 2023
Social Unrest and the Healthcare Environment
We have all felt the discomfort of systemic racism, social unrest, or discrimination in our personal lives. In this episode, co-hosts Amy Pearlman and Paul Deger focus on what that means to our work lives in healthcare. Our guest clinician describes their perspectives on healthcare disparities and using their voice to advocate for change and equity.  Conversations related to these topics may be uncomfortable but they are valuable for our growth and the evolution of the healthcare profession. An understanding of change and discomfort may lead us to a better place. Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Expanding Diversity in the Healthcare System
Dec 6 2023
Expanding Diversity in the Healthcare System
Representation and including diverse voices at the healthcare table not only helps prevent burnout for providers, but also positively impacts their patients. In this episode, co-hosts Amy and Paul explore the impact of under-representation in healthcare on marginalized communities. We also hear from Juliana, a doctor who immigrated to the United States, who describes her journey navigating systems and culture, empathizing with patients, and the value of a supportive professional community. Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Empathy Fatigue in Healthcare Delivery
Nov 29 2023
Empathy Fatigue in Healthcare Delivery
Healthcare workers have a unique window into humanity and are often exposed to suffering. In this episode, Paul and Amy reflect on the impact of repeated exposure to suffering on healthcare workers’ empathy and compassion. If you’ve ever felt the pressure to be a healthcare hero, but have realized even heroes are human beings with limits, this episode is for you.  Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Managing Healthcare Workplace and Personal Stress
Nov 22 2023
Managing Healthcare Workplace and Personal Stress
Does work-life balance feel impossible? Sometimes the stress we feel at work or home seems to creep into the other place. How can we think about these two distinct parts of ourselves and acknowledge and manage the stress of both? In this episode, Amy and Paul hear from two healthcare clinicians who share their experience dealing with incredible amounts of stress at work and home, what they learned about our common humanity, and identifying one’s values to guide an approach to work-life integration.      Our Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health continuing education. Follow us on social media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Healthcare Workplace Culture: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Nov 15 2023
Healthcare Workplace Culture: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
What does a frog have to do with burnout? Hosts Amy Pearlman and Paul Deger draw the surprising connection while discussing culture as a systemic driver of burnout and moral distress among healthcare workers. Amy and Paul lay everything out on the table - the good, the bad, and the ugly - so that we can learn from it, evaluate our current situation, and build a better culture. We also hear from Elyssa, an ICU nurse, who describes her personal workplace experience and how culture can make it or break it. The Hosts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here.   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit psychhub.com to dig deeper and access evidence-based mental health continuing education. Follow us on Social Media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts
Welcome to the Journey
Nov 15 2023
Welcome to the Journey
Our healthcare community is hurting. Recent surveys indicate that 38% of healthcare workers report anxiety and depression, 43% experience work overload, 49% report burnout, and 1 in 10 medical students report feeling suicidal ideation. As a healthcare worker, you’ve probably been given a list of self-care tips to help you be more resilient. We’re challenging the healthcare system to think about this differently. How do we make changes in the healthcare environment and culture, and also protect ourselves from suffering burnout? Welcome to The Burnout Antidote podcast, where we honor real stories from healthcare workers who share their experiences with burnout and moral distress in their own words. Our hosts, Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW, and Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT, reflect on these stories, explore tools to cultivate community, and share strategies to create healthier systems that are less likely to induce moral distress. This episode features our special guest, Dr. Thekla Brumder Ross, an expert in burnout, moral distress, and self-compassion, who helps us embark on this journey.  “We just haven't been taught in our culture how to name our suffering, and when we name it, we tame it. We can actually decrease it by getting it out of our bodies, out of our mouths, out of our brains by just saying it out loud. ” - Dr. Thekla Brumder Ross Meet the Hosts and Experts: Amy Pearlman, MSW, LICSW  Amy Pearlman is a quintessential social worker with a strong desire to improve healthcare outcomes. She believes that the best way to support the largest number of people is through engaging the community of providers and allies. She has transitioned between provider and payer settings over the course of her career to develop her clinical skills and maximize her empathy of provider experience, with the mission of aligning perspectives around a shared focus and goal to improve healthcare for individuals and families.  Her clinical expertise is in crisis intervention, community based care, and clinical program design.  Amy believes that healthcare is strongly tied to the health of care providers and is proud to support the healthcare system in this way. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT Paul Deger is a mindfulness-based intervention specialist. He has been in the healthcare delivery world for 35 years - first as a physical therapist, then as a licensed professional counselor. Paul has worked in a broad range of healthcare environments - inpatient, outpatient, ER and home-based. He also has served as a trainer for health care providers - covering clinical and self-care topics. Paul has seen - and experienced provider burnout - and has found sustainable ways forward. A life-long learner, he seeks out ways to exemplify being human and professional, accessing head and heart, balancing self-care and caring for others. To learn more about Paul, click here. Thekla Brumder Ross, PsyD Thekla Brumder Ross, PsyD is a clinical psychologist, a certified ambassador of compassion, a national leader of addiction medicine, a workforce wellbeing consultant and she strengthens human resources for abortion providers. In her 14 years at Kaiser Permanente, Thekla led large-scale dissemination, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based practices and policies in addiction medicine, SBIRT and primary care behavioral health integration. Notably, she developed the Kaiser Permanente National Harm Reduction Strategy and acted as a subject matter expert in patient activation and provider wellbeing. Today you can find Thekla acting as a strategic advisor to NIAAA, serving on the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Community Representative Council, providing guidance to organizations in product, content, and strategy design, as well as consulting on the dissemination and implementation of evidenced based care in health systems. To learn more about Thekla, click here. Resource:  Dr. Kristen Neff’s Self-Compassion Quiz   The Burnout Antidote is a co-production from Psych Hub and is brought to you by Janssen Neuroscience. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. Check us out on YouTube. The Burnout Antidote is for educational purposes only. Visit psychhub.com to dig deeper and access evidence-based mental health continuing education. Follow us on Social Media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple Our Podcasts