The Role of Medical Culture in the Journey to Resilience

The following article highlights retention threats of electronic medical records, external documentation required for oversight and billing, and divide between inpatient and ambulatory care teams to recruitment and retention in primary care. With context from a resilience workshop at a large primary care practice and a medical student studying for the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1, Beckman paints a picture of the cultural imperative to sacrifice self-care for productivity and individual achievement. The consequences are elucidated and recommendations are provided.