Coaching to Enhance Individual Well-Being, Foster Teamwork, and Improve the Health Care System

In a published article in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, Dr. Adelman and Dr. Liebschutz aim to shed light on health care provider coaching as a means to addressing the growing issue of physician burnout. A crisis and an epidemic, physician burnout is described as eliminating from both individual and external factors. The article discusses theoretical and practical means and effects of individual coaching in helping professionals recapture meaning and satisfaction from their work. An intervention study using positive psychology coaching has shown positive results, improving well-being, reducing burnout, and attenuating intention to leave medical practice. Lastly, the article emphasizes the importance of system-level, top-down and bottom-up interventions as a way to build a culture of well-being through coaching.

Organizational Factors, Organizational Strategies

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