June 2022
In This Issue... 
1. Register for June's Webinar! Kris Hartung
2. Prepare for the 2022 Joy & Wholeness Summit!
3. The Well-Being Connector Podcast: Robin Stern, PhD
4. Board Member Feature – Welcome, Lanny F. Wilson, MD!
5. In the News
6. Research
7. References
8. New Resources from the Coalition
June 17th – FREE Live Webinar with Kris Hartung – Register NOW!
Pennie Sempell, JD
Kris Hartung
Manager, Provider Well-Being Center of Excellence
St. Luke's Health System


Emotional Intelligence: What is it, and why is it important for physicians?

This webinar will provide an overview of emotional intelligence, its background, the science behind it, and its practical relevance to physicians and physician leaders. Other topics discussed will include emotional intelligence and burnout, as well as the assessment and development of emotional intelligence.

About the Speaker

Kris Hartung has worked for St. Luke’s Health System, Boise, Idaho, for over 5 years. He currently works in the Office of Provider Relations as the Manager for the Provider Well-Being Center of Excellence (CoE). He also provides ongoing coaching for physician leaders, specializing in emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness. Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Kris worked for Hewlett-Packard for 27 years as a manager and organizational performance improvement consultant, focused on leadership development, performance coaching, and organizational performance improvement. He was raised in Idaho and has lived in Boise for over 35 years. Outside of work and for fun, Kris enjoys cycling and hiking, the outdoors, wildlife photography, and microscopy.
Prepare for the 2022 Joy & Wholeness Summit! – July 27-29, 2022
We are just FIFTY days away from our 12th Annual Conference – the 2022 Joy & Wholeness Summit!
As we get closer to the dates of the conference, we would like to remind all of our attendees that space is limited in our hotel room block and we strongly encourage those who have not already secured their room reservations to do so in a timely manner.
The Coalition has reserved extra room blocks at neighboring hotels Hotel Teatro and Springhill Suites Marriott with official group rates for your convenience. Click either of the hyperlinks above or the button below to learn more.
Be sure to register for the conference and secure your lodging accommodations as soon as possible. We can't wait to see you all in Denver!
On this month's episode of The Well-Being Connector Podcast...

Season 2, Episode 11

June 1, 2022

Robin Stern, PhD

About the Speaker

Dr. Robin Stern PhD is the Co-founder and Associate Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She is a licensed psychoanalyst with thirty years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families. She co-developed RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by about 4000 public, charter, and private schools across the United States and in many other countries. She also co-founded Oji Life Lab, a mobile learning platform that uses the RULER approach to help people develop their emotional intelligence in the workplace.
Information on each of the prior episodes can be found on our website (click here) and you can download any of the episodes on whichever app you might normally use to listen to podcasts.
New Board Member – Welcome, Lanny F. Wilson, MD!
Lanny F. Wilson, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology, AdventHealth



Dr. Lanny F. Wilson grew up in rural, Western Kentucky on a dairy and tobacco farm near the small town of Fancy Farm, Kentucky. He was valedictorian of his graduating class in 1968 and received a scholarship to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Wilson received his B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern in 1972 and M.D. at its Chicago campus in 1975; but he elected Loyola University in Maywood, Illinois for his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology between 1975 and 1979.

Upon completion of his Residency, Dr. Wilson began a fulltime practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Advent Health’s Hospital in Hinsdale, Illinois. After more than 6,000 infant deliveries, his last delivery was in June of 2019. Throughout his 40 years of practice, Dr. Wilson taught Ob/Gyn at the Hinsdale Family Medicine Residency program. In addition, he taught Ob/Gyn to International Medical Students in Hinsdale between 2008 and 2016.
Lanny has been married to Linnea B. Wilson since 1973. They raised two sons, Luke and Blake, and one daughter, Lauren, until her untimely death in 1994 at a Railroad Crossing in Hinsdale at the age of 14. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Wilson partnered to create the DuPage Railroad Safety Council. He has chaired that organization since its inception; and credits the Council with helping to reduce deaths and injuries at railroad crossings to approximately half the number which had occurred the year Lauren died.
Included among Dr. Wilson’s most memorable awards were the ‘Physician Value’ awards he received from hospital peers for mentoring ‘Compassion’ in 2009 and for ‘Integrity’ in 2016 – two values integral to life in medicine and to life as a whole person beyond medicine. Also, when he received the ‘Friend of Medicus Integra Award’ from the Coalition for Physician Well-Being in 2019, it was one of the happiest days of his life.
In the News
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Harris, Surgeon General Warn of Health Care Worker Burnout

The Biden administration is talking about the problem of healthcare workers experiencing burnout. In the below references section, see material the surgeon general's advisory documents. Read more
Nurses are not OK: Why they’re quitting their jobs, and what it means for the future of healthcare

A stressful job only gets more stressful as the shortages worsen.  This article is a nice summary of some of the current challenges facing the nursing profession. Read more
I Feel Safest in My Hospital

A primary care physician describes the challenges involved in continuing to deal with COVID at work while the rest of society is treating the pandemic as completely over. Read more
Physician Burnout Is Increasing, Gender Inequality Is Making It Worse
The author makes the case that inequities at home may be a contributing factor to the burnout in female physicians. Read more
Doctors, nurses risked their lives to battle COVID. Now they're facing a mental health crisis
This story from USA today helps the public understand what healthcare workers have gone through. Read more
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Effect of a Novel Online Group-Coaching Program to Reduce Burnout in Female Resident Physicians A Randomized Clinical Trial
This randomized clinical trial that included 101 female resident physicians demonstrated that a web-based group-coaching program could reduced the emotional exhaustion and impostor syndrome scores and increase the self-compassion scores of female resident physicians. Read more
Physicians’ Experiences With Mistreatment and Discrimination by Patients, Families, and Visitors and Association With Burnout
This cross-sectional study of 6512 US physicians demonstrated that often experience mistreatment and discriminatory behaviors by patients, families, and visitors. These unfortunate experiences are especially common for female and racial and ethnic minority physicians. The study also demonstrated an association between these kinds of mistreatments and clinician burnout. Read more
The Use of Music to Manage Burnout in Nurses: A Systematic Review
The authors reviewed the literature on how listening or playing music can promote positive feelings in nurses. Read more
Relation between Burnout and Sleep Problems in Nurses: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
The authors preformed a meta-analysis and confirmed a correlation between sleep disturbances and nursing burnout. They suggest ideas that organizations can implement to partially lessen this problem with a particular emphasis on the challenge of having night shift workers. Read more
The Role of Moral Distress on Physician Burnout during COVID-19
From an online survey of 479 physicians, the authors conclude the moral distress of not being able to perform their work up to their own standards was a major contributor to burnout during the pandemic. It also found that perceived organizational support was protective from burnout. Read more
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Addressing Health Worker Burnout: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory for Building a Thriving Health Workforce

The U.S. Surgeon General recognizes the burnout of healthcare workers as a major public health issue, and he has published his official recommendations. Read more
Stop Framing Wellness Programs Around Self-Care
"Rather than focusing on self-care, we need to be better at taking care of each other. This begins by framing employee distress as a collective rather than individual problem." Read more
New Resources from The Coalition for Physician Well-Being
All Members of the Coalition for Physician Well-Being have FREE ACCESS to learning opportunities that will offer you CME credits. This is a part of our ongoing effort to expand the breadth and reach of the resources and tools we offer our valued Members.
Price: Free to Members
As an added benefit of Coalition Membership, all Virtual Learning Center modules are available FREE OF COST for current Members.
Non-Members may still utilize the entire VLC library for $35 per CME credit. Want to become a member? Click here to learn more about member benefits and pricing.
The Healer
Peace, Prayers, and Promises 
Ted Hamilton, MD, MBA
Physician Well-Being During Sustained Crisis
Defusing Burnout, Building Resilience, Restoring Hope
Ted Hamilton, MD, MBA
Dianne McCallister, MD, MBA
DeAnna Santana-Cebollero, PhD
Access timely, thought-provoking literature from leaders in physician well-being and engagement. Our two latest featured publications, The Healer, by Dr. Ted Hamilton, and the Coalition's new book, Physician Well-Being During Sustained Crisis, are available now on our website.
For more information and how to order, click here.
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