Provider Wellbeing

‘Do No Harm’ film screening sparks powerful conversations about physician burnout

Documentary filmmaker Robyn Symon’s film “Do No Harm” takes a hard look at the growing problem of physician burnout—job stress and fatigue that can lead to mental and physical exhaustion, and in some cases even suicide. The film highlights painful truths and poses difficult questions, especially to medical schools and health systems that, according to some in the film, are contributing to the problem. Heather Farley, M.D., FACEP, MHCDS, who directs Christiana Care Health System’s Center for Provider Wellbeing, saw the film’s creation as an opportunity to send a message to providers that their well-being is important, and to give them permission to acknowledge when they need help. Read more