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Quality and Safety in Health Care, Part XLIX

Mentoring, Coaching, and Burnout

Harolds, Jay A., MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002375
From the American College of Nuclear Medicine

Mentoring and coaching are activities that are quite helpful in having doctors become happy, engaged, and successful in their work and also help prevent burnout. Coaching helps promote a better balance between work, rest, family, and fun pursuits. Coaching also helps the one being coached develop better emotional awareness, become more cognizant of the good he/she has done, develop a positive outlook on life, find more meaning in work, and be better able to overcome obstacles. In ways such as these, the coach helps his/her client become more resilient and recover from burnout.

From the Advanced Radiology Services and the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Services, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI.

Received for publication September 29, 2018; revision accepted October 1, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Jay A. Harolds, MD, Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Advanced Radiology Services, PC, 3264 North Evergreen Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail:

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Online date: November 27, 2019

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