- have read about personal development
- haven’t made the changes they want yet
Doctors might resist joining a group because they:
- never have enough time
- have not been fitting in much apart from work into their day.
- find that their family complains they are never at home
- can’t remember when they last had a walk, went to the theatre or saw a film…….
Being part of a supportive group is for you if you want to:
- Make changes in your life
- Have more time
- Stop feeling stressed
- Become fitter
- Be happier
- Recognise you have choices
- Enjoy the synergy and support of a group.
Joining a group can be an opportunity for support, encouragement and motivation. You may be able to meet each other face to face but it can work well if you meet on the telephone or on the internet. Any way that you can share ideas in a supportive environment can be very useful.
But how many doctors would be willing to do this? Is there a built-in resistance amongst doctors about admitting vulnerability and not being able to cope with something or needing to discuss future plans in a non-judgmental environment?
Being part of a group is commonplace for doctors especially when discussing clinical decisions. Could it become more often used too as a way to talk about personal development and also emotional issues in relation to dealing with patients? Not the diagnosis and treatment but more about how they deal with the emotional impact of dealing with patients.
What do you think about group support for doctors?