The Coaching Research
The Research Behind Coaching
An Evidence-Based Practice
Conventional medical training teaches students to detach, ignore, and deny rather than acknowledge, accept, and manage emotionally challenging situations. The healthcare workplace reinforces aspects of high achieving personalities, like perfectionism, compulsiveness, guilt, and delayed gratification, that over time may erode provider mental health. These norms emerged with the intention to increase provider effectiveness by avoiding vulnerability but have instead fortified problematic behavioral tendencies that may contribute to the development of burnout.
The coaching process involves creating a stigma-free interpersonal environment that fosters increasing self-awareness and reframing of self-defeating thoughts and beliefs, and alignment between personal values and professional endeavors.
In the context of a coaching relationship, clients may experience an increased sense of accomplishment, enduring sense of purpose, and greater workplace engagement. In short, coaching may provide an antidote to modern burnout.
Coaching in Healthcare
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