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An App to Fill the Gap!

For Benefactors and Sponsors of the Santa Barbara Behavioral Health Educational Series

Paying Forward Charter Sponsor Packages

  • Our Initial Donation Goal for This Project is $50,000.

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  • Refining the present program
  • Building, testing, and marketing a special “App to Fill the Gap”
  • Developing other special educational programs in this Behavioral Health Series.
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Springs of Amethysts- $ 100

  • Public Recognition as a Community Health Charter Sponsor
  • Signed individual copies of Piloting through Chaos—The Explorer’s Mind (Julian Gresser/2013)
  • Free gift membership in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Rivulets of Moonstones - $500

  • Amethysts awards plus:
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  • Resilience Reflex Ball

Sparkles of Opal - $1K

  • All of Amethyst and Moonstone awards plus:
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Fountains of Pearls - $5K

  • All of Amethyst, Moonstone, and Opal awards plus:
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Jade Eddies - $10K

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  • 20 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Sapphire Brooks of Laughing Hearts - $25K

  • All of Amethyst, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl, and Jade awards plus:
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  • Development and delivery of specialized Behavioral Health and Resilience Program for communities of special concern or interest to you.

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  • One full day (1) training program with materials for organization of choice to you.
  • Special prize award to designated cause of choice.

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Diamond Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $50K

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  • Matching grants to designated organizations of choice any time within the next three years.

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Burnout

Burnout is a complex phenomenon, combining all the dimensions of loss of resilience: physical (neurological, immunologic), emotional (anhedonic), energetic, cognitive, psychological (depression), and spiritual (loss of meaning, life purpose).

  • Burnout is a complex phenomenon which to combine all the dimensions of loss of resilience: physical (neurological, immunologic), emotional (anhedonic), energetic, cognitive, psychological (depression), and spiritual (loss of meaning, life purpose, etc). Christina Maslach and colleagues have developed a detailed metric (Maslach Burnout Inventory) to track and measure the progress of the syndrome. In Japan, burnout takes its most acute form in “sudden death”, (karoshi).
  • Some medical commentators challenge whether loss of resilience has anything to do with the physician burnout, arguing that physicians and health care providers generally are trained to be remarkably resilient and the malady lies in the institution of modern medicine itself.  One writes: “At the end of the day, if you look at what has contributed to increases in physician burnout over the last decade, it’s not that we have less resilient physicians. Physicians have always worked long hours, and physicians have always had stressful, demanding jobs. It’s the loss of autonomy, the pressure to do more with less, the ever-increasing documentation requirements, RVU-, and patient satisfaction-based reimbursement, the rise in student debt, and increasing social isolation as doctor-patient relationships and relationships among colleagues suffer as a result of time constraints, uncertainty about the future, and lack of flexible work options that reflect changing physician demographics, amongst other things.”

The implication of these studies is no matter how resilient physicians become, the odds are overwhelming. They are essentially powerless.

Whatever the cause, the phenomenon of physician, nurse, and caregiver burnout in the healthcare profession has reached crisis proportions. It is estimated that 38%-60% of physicians/nurses are burned out versus 27% of the general population, and the annual cost to the healthcare industry is estimated at $ 17 billion.

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