The following journal and article excerpts contain research indicating the need for Wendy’s programs for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals


“Many doctors experience high levels of stress during their working lives. They are prone to depression, alcoholism, and are at increased risk of suicide compared to the general population. Stress itself can affect performance. One in three doctors report lower standards of patient care resulting from stress and that they make mistakes because of it; 10% of a ‘serious nature’.”

Source: Berman, R., Campbell, M., Makin, W., Todd, C.  (June 2007)  Clinical Medicine: Occupational stress in palliative medicine, medical oncology and clinical oncology specialist registrars.  Volume 7 Number 3  pp:235-242


“Each day physicians encounter stresses that are an intrinsic part of medical practice. Those who are vulnerable may become unable to practice medicine without the intrusion of seriously neurotic or inappropriate behavior: that is, they become impaired physicians. In nonimpaired physicians, adaptations to the unalterable stresses of medicine may be productive and may actually improve the quality of medical care. Unfortunately, adaptations are often unproductive, resulting in poorer quality or uneconomical care, or they may adversely affect the personal lives of the physician and his or her family.”

Source: McCue, J., M.D. (February 1982) New England Journal of Medicine: The Effects of Stress on Physicians and Their Medical Practice. 306:458-463


“Caring for dying children and their families can be challenging and stressful.  It is difficult to acknowledge that a child is dying and will not live a normal lifespan.  Clinicians share many of the same stresses that the child’s family members experience.  The strain, disruption, pressure, and depletion associated with such stress require significant personal and professional efforts to adapt and achieve balance.”

Source: Baranowski, K.P. () National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: Stress in Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care: Causes, Effects, and Coping Strategies

Source: Davies, B., & Eng, B. (1993, January-February). Pediatric Nursing: Factors influencing nursing care of children who are terminally ill: A selective review. 19(1): 9-14.


“The following tactics can help alleviate some of the stress and burnout associated with work…Once you better understand your needs and the environmental factors that cause the most stress, start to look at specific tactics that can free up or rearrange time for other priorities and needs.”

Source: Rosenstein, A.H., M.D. (2012, September). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Physician Stress and Burnout: Taking Care of Yourself

Wendy’s programs provide practical, solid information for managing stress and avoiding (or recovering from) burnout in immediately effective ways.