"An astounding book. I recommend it to all clergy and all physicians: neophyte or retiree."—Rev. Dr. Carver McGriffThe Physician Champion
"A helpful guide for emerging physician leaders in the arena of spiritual formation. While the book touches on theory in several places, the emphasis is on practical application and implementation."—Dr. Ted Hamilton
provides immediately applicable, experience-proven methods to sustain the spiritual formation of physicians on a medical staff, align them on a mission, and develop a culture of mutual care and compassion. The author practiced 32 years as a surgeon, working 10 years with physicians to develop and prove these methods. With a virtual vacuum in support for doctors, he responds to a growing hunger for these topics as expressed by hundreds of retreat participants from around the world who've attended seminars at Seton Cove Spirituality Center in Indiana.
At no time in the history of American medicine have the economic downturn and national health reform so converged to accentuate turmoil in the lives and practices of physicians. Already the American College of Surgeons reports that 40 percent of its members are "burned out," and that 30 percent meet screening criteria for clinical depression. Our sole reliance on a business model in hospitals and clinics is making American medicine sick. The Physician Champion
offers an alternative.