Hesed is often translated as loving-kindness, but it also encapsulates mercy, loyalty, and even compassion. Hesed seems to be the ideal way that we should think and care about others, particularly our patients. In a world that is more jaded by the day, Hesed seems to be less and less common. What is more common now is something called Compassion Fatigue. Today we will discuss exactly what Compassion Fatigue is and ways that we may be able to combat it’s evil forces.
Burnout is both prevalent (in residents and attendings), costly (as much as $250,000-$1,000,000 per physician who leaves because of burnout), and deadly (an estimated 400 attending physicians end their life each year). Today we answer the following: As an organization does investing in wellness provides a good return on investment?