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OXYGEN, PLEASE!

Strengthening the Practitioner to Better Serve the Patient 

In today’s fast-paced, overstressed world, those of us who professionally care for the health and well-being of others often place ourselves at the bottom of the list when it comes to self-care. Everyone else’s needs come before our own; both at work and at home. The adage of “patient first” has unintentionally created an environment in health care that places the practitioner last. It makes no sense and often leads to personal and professional burn-out. What if we spin this practice on its head?

Practitioner first. My own physical and mental well-being first. Place the oxygen mask on myself first.

This fun, activity-driven presentation empowers health care professionals to make positive choices for their physical and mental selves, resulting in a renewed sense of purpose. Health promotion strategies will focus on four areas: physical wellness, sleep, nutrition, and mental wellness. Healthy practitioners better ensure healthier patient outcomes.

Objectives:

  • Investigate simple, positive changes you can make to increase your personal wellness

  • Discover strategies for better nutrition and sleep hygiene

  • Evaluate and employ effective stress management techniques 

  • Create a personal plan to increase your overall wellness and better serve your patients.