Caring for Ourselves - So We can Care for Others

"We take the very best care of others when we take good care of ourselves."
-Dr. Carla Rotering, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

The Issue

Service can become Servitude. By giving to others through their calling, clinicians are stretched to the point that they have nothing to give back to themselves. It can also be difficult for physicians and clinicians to accept help. They are trained to make life and death decisions in a single moment, to be an expert and authority, and to be in charge of a patient’s health outcomes. Unfortunately, asking for help can be seen as a sign of not knowing or worse, incompetence. Many clinicians are universally overwhelmed and burned out.

Our Approach

At DCC, our team of physician coaches has helped develop a high-impact, engaging, and experiential one-day workshop. 

In this program, participants will learn to: 

  • Take responsibility for their patients in a healthy and self-supporting way.
  • Define what they can control and what they cannot in a clinical environment.
  • React to issues in a way that gets to effective solutions.
  • Reduce stress from overwhelm and burnout.
  • Assess their current levels of self-care.
  • Develop a plan for improved self-care.


We are committed to helping our clients create lasting change and lasting results. This means that while we have an arsenal of research, data and assessments, we know that true change does not happen with just receiving new knowledge. We guide clinicians and healthcare professionals through experiential processes so that each participant leaves empowered with tools they can use right now.

Learn about our other Healthcare NowTM workshops:

Resilience in the Face of Chaos: When Managing Change Doesn’t Work

Effective Patient Care: Communication from the Heart, Actions from The Mind 

The Collective Voice - How to Empower Organizations