The Lonliness Factor: Building Clinican Community

Stephen Beeson, MD

Written by Stephen Beeson, MD

 The more we listen to our clinician colleagues around the country, the more we’re hearing how many feel isolated, even lonely. In the research we recently conducted, one in three clinicians report a lack of collegiality in their respective organizations. Improving clinician collaboration and collegiality is a priority of the Clinician Experience Project community.

“Lacking social connections carries an equivalent risk of smoking up to fifteen cigarettes per day.” - Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D

To get a better handle on this challenge, We sat down with Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D., a recognized researcher and expert on the harm of loneliness and the benefits of community.

Understanding the power of social disconnection and how to counter it can position you to help your colleagues and teams restore a clinician community in your organization. Watch the interview and share your thoughts.

 

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