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Finding Purpose: Honing the Practice of Making Meaning in Medicine

Friday, October 20, 2017

Finding Purpose: Honing the Practice of Making Meaning in Medicine

Abstract: “Despite decades of advances in diagnosing and treating a broad range of illnesses, many changes in our health care system impede true caregiving, leaving patients and practitioners dissatisfied and creating an emotional burden for practitioners that contributes to the staggering rates of physician burnout. Given this dissatisfaction and disconnection, practitioners and patients alike can benefit from structured opportunities to explore the expectations, assumptions, and emotions that shape our understanding of health and illness, and thus our experiences within the health care system…”

 

Leveen, L. (2017). Finding Purpose: Honing the Practice of Making Meaning in Medicine. The Permanente Journal. doi:10.7812/tpp/17-048


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