This month’s blog post is written by Dr. Rachel Seaman, Medical Director of Provider Wellness and the Medical Director of Collaborative Primary Care. Dr. Seaman recently co-authored a Compassion Cultivation workshop which she taught for physicians. Her personal passion for mindfulness led to her introduce a Mindfulness Leadership series at UHA. Here she shares practical tools for all of to use.

Working on the front line in health care can be a tough job, which is why we at UHA value our healthcare team members so much. Patients present with a range of emotions, and sometimes they are directed at the person to whom they are speaking, whether that is appropriate or not. It can be even more challenging when the patient is angry.