10 episodes

The Mind of Medicine podcast series explores the various organizational, social, and systemic factors that affect our current healthcare environments. Each episode, which is hosted by Donna Gabriel and features a special guest, is meant to inform and inspire those of us in the healthcare space to contribute to the positive evolution of these environments and help achieve better healthcare for all. Donna Gabriel is the Senior Director of US/Global Education at Med-IQ and has worked in the healthcare field for 18 years. She is also a PhD candidate in the field of Mind-Body Medicine, specializing in Mindful Leadership in Healthcare. Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

The Mind of Medicine: A Different Healthcare Conversation Med-IQ

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The Mind of Medicine podcast series explores the various organizational, social, and systemic factors that affect our current healthcare environments. Each episode, which is hosted by Donna Gabriel and features a special guest, is meant to inform and inspire those of us in the healthcare space to contribute to the positive evolution of these environments and help achieve better healthcare for all. Donna Gabriel is the Senior Director of US/Global Education at Med-IQ and has worked in the healthcare field for 18 years. She is also a PhD candidate in the field of Mind-Body Medicine, specializing in Mindful Leadership in Healthcare. Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This Is Not Normal: A Psychiatrist’s Discovery of Her Own Burnout and the Critical Need to Foster Vulnerability in Medical Training

    This Is Not Normal: A Psychiatrist’s Discovery of Her Own Burnout and the Critical Need to Foster Vulnerability in Medical Training

    In this episode, psychiatrist Dr. Jessi Gold talks about discovering her own burnout in the midst of helping other clinicians and how her personal experience influences her professional choices. Donna and Dr. Gold also explore the educational journey of medical students and residents and discuss how the culture of medical training needs to shift to support their well-being.  

    During this episode, you will learn about: 
    Dr. Gold’s ironic discovery of her own burnout in the midst of helping others through theirsThe unique challenges of medical students and the “hidden curriculum” Environmental factors that often prevent medical residents from managing their own well-beingThe power of encouraging vulnerability in medical trainingMed-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 45 min
    Behind the Mask: A Physician’s Story of Addiction and Recovery and the Powerful Lessons We Must Learn

    Behind the Mask: A Physician’s Story of Addiction and Recovery and the Powerful Lessons We Must Learn

    During this emotional episode, Donna talks with Dr. Adam Hill, a palliative care physician, about his personal journey through depression, addiction, and recovery. They also discuss the importance of destigmatizing mental health challenges faced by clinicians and the power of normalizing these kinds of conversations. 

    During this episode, you will learn about:
    What it is like to be one of the millions of clinicians dealing with mental health challengesThe importance of normalizing conversations about clinician mental health and what can be achieved within those safe spacesThe dangers of promoting perfectionism in medical education and the power of vulnerability Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 30 min
    The Key to Quality Improvement Is Clinician Well-Being

    The Key to Quality Improvement Is Clinician Well-Being

    In this episode, Dr. Bryan Sexton explains why clinician well-being is at the heart of quality improvement. He discusses common missteps that leaders make when addressing clinician well-being and provides examples, backed by science, of bite-sized interventions that can have immediate and lasting effects.

    During this episode, you will learn about:
    Why clinician well-being is at the core of quality improvement The importance of addressing the system and the clinician at the same timeScientifically validated examples of bite-sized interventions to support clinician well-beingThe Duke Well-Being Ambassador courseMed-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 44 min
    When Healthcare and the Arts Intersect: The Power of Visual Intelligence

    When Healthcare and the Arts Intersect: The Power of Visual Intelligence

    In this episode, we talk with Amy Herman, a lawyer, art historian, and founder of The Art of Perception. She introduces us to the concept of "visual intelligence” and explains how, by examining works of art, people can refresh their sense of critical inquiry and improve performance and leadership skills. We also explore how visual intelligence directly affects patient care.  

    During this episode, you will learn about:
    The meaning of visual intelligence and how it can improve all areas of our lives What is possible when healthcare and the arts converge (including examples of published research)How inattentional blindness can have detrimental effects on patient care and outcomesThe powerful difference between “observing” and “seeing”Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 27 min
    Shining a Light on Clinicians' Experience of Racism

    Shining a Light on Clinicians' Experience of Racism

    In this episode, Dr. Amanda Calhoun provides an in-depth look at a rarely explored topic in healthcare—clinicians’ experience of racism. Her eye-opening perspectives shine a light on the effects of racism on clinician well-being, as well as the responsibility that healthcare leaders have to serve as critical allies for these providers and influence positive change.

    During this episode, you will learn about:
    Healthcare providers’ experiences of racism by patients and/or colleagues through common, real-world examplesThe challenges faced by BIPOC individuals working in healthcare related to protecting their well-being in the face of discriminationThe importance of healthcare leaders acknowledging the experiences of their staff, being willing to have difficult conversations, and providing a safe space for problem-solving
    Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 37 min
    Moral Injury and the Wounds We Cannot See

    Moral Injury and the Wounds We Cannot See

    During this episode, Donna talks with Dr. Cynda Hylton Rushton about moral injury and its effects on clinicians navigating a global pandemic, especially nurses. Dr. Rushton also shares her thoughts on how healthcare organizations can honor the experiences of their clinicians and effectively address their needs.

    During this episode, you will learn about: 
    Moral injury and how it is similar to and different from burnout The effects of moral suffering on clinicians and healthcare systems, especially during a pandemic The unique challenges faced by nurses Effectively using mindfulness to help reduce moral suffering through real-world examplesMed-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 39 min

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