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American charitable donations up, but burnout and vaccine rollout issues continue

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

he 3rd Conversation is focused on bringing together disparate groups to connect as humans and explore how that relationship can be a source of power, healing, and fulfillment. In that vein, here are some items that piqued our interest or inspired us this week…


American Donations Up; Burnout & Vaccine Issues Continue

Looking for good new today? Despite the financial struggles many are facing due to the COVID pandemic, individuals are stepping up to help their neighbors and communities. Donations and volunteer efforts from people across the income spectrum are up for food banks and many small or mid-sized nonprofits.


From good news to bad: Our heart breaks for the primary care clinicians who are struggling to find information about when and where they will be able to access the COVID vaccine. We think this author and internal medicine provider says it best, “I am shocked and saddened at the lack of coordination surrounding vaccinations for front line health care providers and staff who are not corporate health care affiliated. Have we become the have-nots in medicine?...I have never felt this alone as a physician.”


We’re all about #3: Restore meaning and joy to patient care!


COVID has added additional barriers to human connection, but the move toward devaluing the patient/clinician relationship began long before COVID arrived. Better human connection between patients and providers has proven to be beneficial for patient health AND preventing clinician burnout.

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