April 19, 2018 | 3 min read
Becoming a Mindful Clinician
By Patricia Dobkin, PhD, McGill University Department of Medicine
Most healthcare professionals maintain high standards, perfectionistic tendencies, and critical minds. This appears to be an advantage in a high stakes-high risk work environment. However, these habits of mind may backfire when held too tightly and lead to emotional exhaustion. Being mindful can offset this problem.