The Mindful Activist: How to Avoid Practicing Robotic Medicine
Mindfulness Activist, Ora Nadrich, speaks with Dr. Azadeh Khatibi about her Mindfulness Journey, and coming to a place of strength where she sued Gov. Newsom for censoring physicians about COVID.
Dr. Azadeh Khatibi is a board-certified physician, advocate, filmmaker, and writer. She joined DailyClout’s Mindfulness Activist, Ora Nadrich for a fascinating discussion about bringing mindfulness into the practice of medicine.
Dr. Khatibi talked about how her childhood in Iran and her experience of immigrating to America shaped her view of the world, and how her intellectual curiosity propelled her through challenges. Early in Dr. Khatibi’s career, she felt uncomfortable in the fast-paced, reactive, high-stress environment that makes up the industrialized medical system of today. As a resident, her hospital actually offered an elective “mindfulness retreat”, which Dr. Khatibi found surprisingly refreshing.
Upon returning to the daily grind of hospital life, Dr. Khatibi came to understand that the retreat acted as a band-aid to a huge problem. The high-stress environment of the medical field causes tremendous burnout, and rather than teaching mindfulness techniques in medical school and introducing some of those techniques to ease the burden of the chaos, the hospital sends the few doctors who are willing to go, to retreats for a couple of days, only to be thrown back into the mess.
Dr. Khatibi also discussed her lawsuit against the State of California for passing bill AB2098, which injects the State directly in between doctors and patients.
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