Why self-care must be part of healthcare workers' job

When Mary Brandt, M.D., a pediatric surgeon and professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, gives lectures to medical students, she often adds pointers on healthy eating and lifestyle, she says. Although advice about well-being wasn't part of her own medical training, Brandt's perspective is informed by having a close friend who is an astronaut. "Nutrition, exercise, self-care and being well is part of her job," she told the Atlantic. In that profession, it's unthinkable that you wouldn't take care of yourself because that would put your team at risk--precious information for today's overtaxed doctors and nurses. To learn more about addressing the causes and consequences of burnout among healthcare workers, read the full post from Hospital Impact.