By North Bay Business Journal, June 25, 2019
As pressure on the American health care system grows, the price being paid physically and emotionally by those providing that care will be the center of attention July 26 at the 20th annual Health Care Conference in Santa Rosa.
Keynoting the event, sponsored by the Business Journal, Western Health Advantage and Sonoma County Medical Association, with a look physician and health care worker wellness will be Tait Shanafelt, M.D., chief wellness officer, Stanford Medical Center. He also is an associate dean at Stanford School of Medicine and is the Jeannie and Stewart Ritchie professor of medicine at the center.
Shanafelt, who has led the Stanford WellMD Center since 2017, has co-authored research showing that in 2014, 54% of doctors experienced at least one symptom of burnout, up 10 points in three years.