Our learning guides:
  • Bogue Joseph Sieloff Shared Governance as Vertical Alignment JNM 2009 4-14 - This article reviews a series of empirical studies on how nursing shared governance may be made more effective through improved definitions and... Click here to learn more.

  • Joseph Laughon Bogue Whole Person Care JNM 2011 19 989-997 - This article examines nursing leadership’s roles in fostering a workplace climate that supports... Click here to read more.

  • Our newest: Slockett and Bogue Natl Physician Well Being Conference April 5 2013 - How Do YOU Excel at Keeping Yourself Well? Personal Stories and Research Results
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Summer 2013 - How to Leverage Power Throughout Your Organization.

Fall 2012 - Physician Well-Being and the Future of U.S. Healthcare

Summer 2012 - GEMS: Practical, Evidence-based Steps to Excellence in Shared Governance

Spring 2012 - Leading with Courage


Physician Well-Being Assessment and Retreat

Physicians face intense training followed by long hours, a leading role in patients’ most critical life moments, and a sea of spirit-damping bureaucratic burdens. They experience high rates of stress, relational dissolution and suicide. Many report dissatisfaction with their career and more say they don’t want their children to be doctors. Becoming and being a physician generates physical and psycho-emotional health risks.

Yet physician well-being is important not only to physicians and their families. Poor physician well-being often affects the quality of the patient care physicians give, as well as the quality of the life they live. For those working with physicians, physician well-being is turf for successful teamwork. For those depending on the quality of physicians’ work, physician well-being is an essential pillar of performance. For those seeking trusting work relationships upon which to build the health system of the future, physician well-being is a bridge to tomorrow.

Yet health care administrators, scholars and clinicians have not had a comprehensive method for understanding and advancing physician well-being until now!

In 2005, a team of physicians, health care administrators and researchers started studying ways to measure and then optimize physicians’ personal and professional experience. We identified four domains of experience in which well-being may be optimized:

  • Bio-Physical
  • Psycho-Emotional
  • Socio-Relational
  • Religio-Spiritual

Based on six years of study, we are introducing the Physician Well-Being Self-Assessment Tool (PWSAT). Using the PWSAT, we offer an evidence-based solution for physician well-being. This solution engages the C-Suite and physician leadership in an exciting and revealing leadership retreat. The physician well-being retreat starts building new and stronger relationships right way with the PWSAT.

PWSAT is a brief and easy survey. It produces scores for individual physicians in each of the four domains and shows how they compare to a national baseline and to their peers. You can administer PWSAT to your medical executive team only or to your entire medical staff. That step alone would create a new foundation for the physician relationships health care organizations need.

And when these results are brought into a retreat using our engaging, interactive model, previously unimagined opportunities will begin to emerge.

Get started today on developing a more realistic framework for physician relations.
Questions? Write or call Richard Bogue, rjb@courageoushealthcare.com or 407-376-3740.