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Empowering Women Physicians

Sep 3, 2019

In this episode, Dr Sunny Smith shares the brand new Randomized Controlled Trial published in JAMA Internal Medicine documenting that coaching decreases distress and improves physician well-being.


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Main reference discussed in this podcast:

Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD, Gill PR, Satele DV, West CP. Effect of a Professional Coaching Intervention on the Well-being and Distress of Physicians: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. Published online August 05, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2425


Other references mentioned in this podcast: 

West CP, Dyrbye LN, Rabatin JT, et al. Intervention to Promote Physician Well-being, Job Satisfaction, and ProfessionalismA Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):527–533. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14387

Shanafelt T, Goh J, Sinsky C. The Business Case for Investing in Physician Well-being. JAMA Intern Med.2017;177(12):1826–1832. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4340 

Atul Gawande New Yorker article on coaching physicians.