While used to change, physicians don’t necessarily embrace it, notes Mark Werner, MD, national director of clinical consulting for The Chartis Group, a healthcare consulting firm. “Physicians in general don’t tolerate uncertainty very well,” says Werner. “We work in a field accustomed to facts and information and things that are tangible. Now we find ourselves in a period where things are really pretty unclear and our comfort level as a profession with this level of unknown is a bit challenged.”
In a time and profession of everchanging realities, managing your response to the unknown in your professional and personal life is critical.
Below, Werner offers five strategies for physicians:
This slideshow originally appeared in Medical Economics, Physician’s Practice's sister publication, under the headline “Top tips for physicians to deal with uncertainty”.