UW Occupational and Environmental Medicine Lecture Series
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
UW Medicine South Lake Union 850 Republican St Building C, Room C123. Seattle, WA 98109
6:00 pm Networking with hors d’oeuvres
6:45 Lecture OR attend via live webinar
Bouncing Back, Growing Stronger: Mindfulness for Cultivating Provider Well-Being
Speaker: Janice Sack-Ory, MSN, RN
Health care providers and public health professionals devote their academic and work efforts to improving the lives of others. In our modern healthcare system, the demands of such work are complex, fast-paced, and often emotionally draining. Recent research reveals that this medical “culture” may lead to the mental and physical exhaustion characteristic of burnout, and put practitioners at a higher risk for errors, loss of empathy, substance abuse, attrition, and even suicide.
A growing body of research supports mindfulness training as a way to improve the health and effectiveness of health care workers by cultivating self-care skills that foster resilience and promote an overall sense of greater well-being. As healing professionals, clinicians must learn how to first take care of themselves.
This presentation will provide an overview of mindfulness and its use as a self-care tool. Participants will have the opportunity to experience some short, nourishing practices that can be used during the day to deal with the seemingly endless stresses of the job.
Register online at: https://osha.washington.edu/professional-development or call 206-543-1069
Speaker Bio: Janice Sack-Ory is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher, having completed training through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Janice has been teaching MBSR since 2011 in community and corporate settings, as well as with community-based physician groups. Prior to work with MBSR she worked as a nurse-midwife, and she has 25 years of clinical and administrative experience in the healthcare arena. Janice also teaches iRest meditation to female veterans with Military Sexual Assault through the Federal Way Vets Center.