Kaufman contributing author to new physician well-being book, "Transforming the Heart of Practice"

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Transforming the Heart of Practice: An Organizational and Personal Approach to Physician Wellbeing is now available from Springer Publishing. Kaufman and her associates at the Coalition for Physician Well-Being (www.forphysicianwellbeing.org) have compiled useful tools for individuals and organizations interested in clinician wellbeing. This unique, step-by-step guide offers a comprehensive exploration of burnout and physician wellbeing, a vital issue that steadily has become widely discussed in the professional and mainstream press.

  • Transforming the Heart of Practice is written in an accessible style and is full of practical advice and experience intended for all physicians, and designed to equip physicians and hospital and physician group administrators to start physician wellbeing programs in their local contexts.

  • Learn from expert authors who have been involved with the pioneering work of the Coalition for Physician Wellbeing since its inception in 2010.

  • Transforming the Heart of Practice offers information based on first person experience, which can serve as a useful focus for conversations with various groups meeting to explore and build physician wellbeing programs.

Transforming the Heart of Practice offers rich resources for any organization serious about addressing the issue of physician burnout, and the prevention of physician suicide. Transforming the Heart of Practice can be purchased from Springer.com or from Amazon.com, in either e-format or softcover. Individual chapters can also be accessed and purchased. To learn more https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030152499 and https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-15250-5

About Kaufman and Herring

Rachel Forbes Kaufman (Forbes Well-Being Advisors) and Malcolm B. Herring, MD (Physician Formation Consulting) co-author a chapter in this new book, entitled “New Physician Assimilation: The Role of Mentoring,” (pp 139-146). Kaufman and Herring describe their innovative pastoral care approach to serving new practitioners during the all-important on-boarding process. Along with their research co-investigator, Richard J. Bogue, PhD (Courageous Healthcare), and supervising physician-mentor, Jennifer Stanley, MD, “Life Centered Mentoring: An Approach for Medical Staff Burnout,” has been an ongoing pilot/research project within St. Vincent/Ascension Medical Group in Indiana since 2015. Life Centered Mentoring (LCM) has garnered remarkable testimonial results from practicing physicians and system administrators. The research project has been supported by the Coalition for Physician Well-Being (forphysicianwellbeing.org) and the St. Vincent Foundation of Indiana.