“My armor is wearing thin.”
“If you want me to take care of myself, I will need a personality transplant.”
“We are just people.”
The Center for Resiliency at Dell Children’s Medical Center reconnects physicians and healthcare professionals to their sense of personal and professional calling inherent in healthcare. Our tools for cultivating capacity promote a transformation of medical culture towards resiliency and furthers work/life integration.
We provide support services and professional development resources to maximize the personal and professional, including Physicians, medical students, nurses, everyone working at Dell Children’s, including patient-facing and non-patient-facing workers in in-patient and out-patient settings, in addition to Community Pediatricians
We also promote physician and healthcare professionals’ accountability and involvement with hospital leadership to influence the systemic restructuring needed to build a more resilient culture.
The Center offers various programs and events.
“A Brief Self Compassion Training Program for Pediatric Medical Professionals.”
Partnership with Dr. Kristin Neff at the University of Texas at Austin and Dr. Chris Germer at Harvard Medical School to develop a resiliency curriculum for healthcare providers that builds resiliency and provides practical tools to prevent burnout.
This is the first quantitative study worldwide with resiliency in healthcare. The preliminary results show increases in job satisfaction, decreases in stress, anxiety and depression, increases in mindfulness, and overall increases in wellbeing.
“A Brief Self Compassion Training Program for Parents of Children with Chronic Illness”
This second study has been initiated with the same curriculum with parents of children with chronic illness and rare disease
This is the only study of its kind focusing on the parent experience with the hope of identifying which practices build resiliency in this critical population.
“Exploration of Techno-Stress Among Hospital Employees”
In partnership with the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, this study is identifying what aspects of techno-stress impede work in healthcare with the aim to help transform the ways people interact with their ICTs (information communication technologies) to make them happier, healthier employees.