Professional Fulfillment

What is Professional Fulfillment?

Professional fulfillment in this context refers to happiness or meaningfulness, self-worth,

self-efficacy and satisfaction at work. 

Burnout, which is often considered opposite to engagement or fulfillment, is

related to emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a loss of a sense of

professional fulfillment. These are the dimensions through which one experiences

burnout as defended by Dr. Christine Maslach who created the Maslach Burnout

Inventory or MBI. It is currently the ‘gold standard’ for the evaluation of burnout.

Dr. Malasch however also referred to burnout as an erosion of the soul, caused by

a deterioration of one’s values, dignity, spirit and will.

What is a Culture of Wellness?

Organizational values and actions that promote personal and professional growth,

self-care and compassion for ourselves, our colleagues and our patients.

  • Culture is the shared and fundamental beliefs of a group.
  • It involves a tacit set of assumptions, espoused values and artifacts.

The following are elements, processes and actions that tend to impact the

development of a particular culture in an organization.

  • Leadership (Wellness Centered Leadership)
  • Values Alignment
  • Meaning in Work
  • Moral Injury
  • Voice/Input/Diversity
  • Community/Collegiality
  • Peer Support
  • Appreciation/Respect
  • Flexibility
  • Culture of Compassion

What is Efficiency of Practice?

Workplace processes, systems and practices that promote safety, quality,

effectiveness, as well as positive patient and colleague interactions, and enhance

work-life balance.

  • EHR Usability
  • Triage
  • Scheduling
  • Patient Portal
  • Documentation Method
  • OR Turnover times
  • First Starts
  • Team-Based Care
  • Staffing

What is Personal Resilience?

The individual skills, behaviors, as well as attitudes, that make up and/or confer

physical, emotional, and professional well-being.

  • Self-care
  • Self-compassion
  • Meaning in Work
  • Social Support
  • Work-life integration
  • Cognitive and emotional flexibility