(DRAM 3) Being The Change: Growing Civility And Resilience Through Secular Ethics And Mindfulness– January 2019
Increasingly, healthcare institutions are coming under pressure to do more with less, to accelerate change, to enhance quality of care and to improve the experience of patients and families. As a result, many healthcare workers and leaders find themselves grappling with increased levels of stress, burnout and incivility amongst their colleagues. Is there a way to address this doublebind, to create workplaces that both support physician/staff/learner resilience and enable compassionate care for patients? How can healthcare professionals thrive in the face of personal and occupational stresses? Can our response to the suffering encountered in clinical practice build resilience, rather than leading to cynicism and exhaustion? What would it take to create a community based on mindful principles?
This experiential workshop will explore the practical integration of mindfulness, secular ethics and values into clinical care, education, and interprofessional teamwork. The 16 Guidelines for Life is a set of multi-cultural principles rooted in ancient wisdom designed to create communities that embody compassionate action in a modern world. Participants will experience how the 16 Guidelines for Life can be used in healthcare contexts to support practical application of mindfulness in the workplace and cultivate a resilient workforce.
Through this highly experiential course, participants will learn how to help themselves and others clarify core values, deepen commitment to ethical action in challenging situations, and integrate principles of mindfulness into both clinical practice and healthcare leadership.