Ikigai and Medicine – Meaning and Purpose Can Be Tricky

Ikigai and Medicine – Meaning and Purpose Can Be Tricky

Doctors are often put into positions that can cause them stress, burnout and depression. Many doctors will reach a stage in their career when they question their choice to practice medicine. If this sounds like you then perhaps the concept of Ikigai is worth reflecting upon. Ikigai is a Japanese word that roughly translates to…

How Do You Deal with a Difficult Boss in Medicine?

How Do You Deal with a Difficult Boss in Medicine?

Those who know me know that I am a big fan of Robert Sutton‘s classic book on Workplace Civility (The No Asshole Rule).  In this book Sutton demonstrates how one bad egg can have such a devastating effect on workplace culture and harmony.   Including, yes you guessed it! Hospitals, where the difficult boss in medicine…