A toolkit for sustaining wellness, building resilience, and modeling health, geared particularly toward health professionals.
About the Book
Burnout affects a third of our population and over half of our health professionals. For the second group, the impact is magnified, as consequences play out not only on a personal level, but also on a societal level and lead to medical errors, suboptimal care, low levels of patient satisfaction, and poor clinical outcomes. Achieving wellbeing requires strategies for change.
In this book, Dr. Pipas shares twelve lessons and strategies for improved health that she has learned from patients, students, and colleagues over her twenty years working as a family physician. Each lesson is based on observation and research, and begins with a story of an exemplary patient whose challenges and successes reflect the theme of the lesson. Along with the lessons, the author offers plans for action, which taken together create the framework for a healthy life. Each lesson concludes with resources and a “health challenge.”
About the Author
Catherine Florio Pipas MD, MPH is a Professor in Community and Family Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) at Dartmouth’s School of Medicine. She has been recognized as a leader in education, research and clinical care with awards including: 2017, 2018 and 2019 New Hampshire Top Doctor, Dartmouth Medical School Master Educator, AOA Honor Society, Clinical Teacher of the Year, and 2019 STFM Humanism in Medicine Award. Over the last 25 years, she has served in positions including Assistant Dean, Vice Chair, Chief Clinical Officer, and Director of the Office of Community-Based Education and Research and Director of Dartmouth’s Regional Primary Care Center.
She received her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, and completed residency at Medical University of South Carolina, Faculty Development Fellowship at UNC- Chapel Hill and an MPH at Dartmouth. Dr. Pipas teaches The Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health at TDI and directs Dartmouth’s Leadership and Culture of Wellness Curriculum. She contributes to the development of undergraduate and medical students, nurses, resident, faculty and community members across the nation and globally.
Dr. Pipas serves on the Administrative Board of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies, the Board of Trustees of Kimball Union Academy, and Leads the Family Medicine Education Consortium Culture of Wellness Collaborative. She is Past President of the New Hampshire Academy of Science, and has served on the STFM Board of Directors, the NHAFP Board and the NH Board of Medicine. She is a Founding Faculty for STFM’s Medical Student Educators Development Institute and has contributed to the STFM Leading Change Course, the AAMC National LEAD Certificate Program, and the ACGME Milestones Project.
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