Alejandro Chaoul, PhD,
has studied with eminent teachers of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon for more than 20 years, including Lopon Tenzin Namdak and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. He teaches internationally through the Ligmincha Institute and is faculty in the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
The practice of medicine has never been easy. However, the twenty-first-century physician faces extraordinary challenges. Rapid and uncertain changes in the healthcare system combined with an avalanche of scientific data and shifting patient expectations are reshaping the practice of medicine. The impact of these changes upon physician well-being is reflected in increasing rates of professional dissatisfaction, burnout, depression, and even suicide among physicians.