The Nurse Becoming Podcast 

#035 Stress in Medicine with Dr. Nina Ahuja

You know the old saying, “When it rains, it pours”?

Well- Dr. Nina Ahuja has no problem saying it like it really is, “Stressful moments don’t come in solitude”.

Dr. Nina Ahuja is an award-winning Ophthalmologic Surgeon of 17 years, Author of “Stress In Medicine” and the Founder of Docs In Leadership, a platform that supports and promotes physician-developed leadership curriculum.

When COVID-19 related stresses and uncertainties hit, Nina felt compelled to help students and early career physicians navigate what they were going through. 

But she didn’t want to direct people to a stuffy sterile research paper – So instead, Dr. Nina Ahuja shares her remarkably honest wisdom for overcoming stress and burnout (that is neither dry nor sterile).

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Dr. Nina Ahuja’s story, how she identified “the gap” in medical education and what led her to start her organization, Docs In Leadership
  • How COVID-19 not only exacerbated, but shined the light of truth on the undercurrent of stress pre-existing in healthcare
  • The culture of silence in the nursing profession (and why we must talk about it)
  • Dr. Nina Ahuja’s A.D.M.I.T Framework and how it can help you tackle difficult personal and professional challenges
  • How to deal with stress in the workplace and build a support network
  • The power of mentorship, vulnerability and empathy

    And more.


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