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The Podcast by KevinMD

Mar 29, 2021

"Health care delivery will always be inherently unpredictable and challenging. Those drawn to medicine are among our most resilient, but the current landscape reveals acutely a rise in burnout that exceeded acceptable levels even before the COVID-19 outbreak. Such innate resilience in clinicians and clinical care teams is an individual and strategic asset worthy of recognition, protection, and system-wide approaches that nurture and potentiate it. Such system-wide advocacy serves to proactively promote the vitality of health care delivery, quality of care, individual and group purpose, life-work satisfaction, and balance. Ultimately, these all are recognized as antidotes to burnout."

Pennie Sempell is an attorney and co-founder and CEO, StressPal.

She shares her story and discusses the KevinMD article, "Persistent stressors and resilience: a new way forward for health care communities." (