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Ni-Cheng Liang, MD

Work-Life Balance and Mindful Communication

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What You'll Learn

  • Hear Dr. Liang's personal experience with mindfulness through cancer treatment, her medical practice, and burnout, and find a new definition of what work-life balance means

  • Learn the effects that mindfulness curriculums are having on medical students' performance, stress levels, and burnout rates, and understand the importance of system buy-in and action to make lasting changes in the field of medicine

  • Explore how mindful communication can improve interactions with patients, and follow along in a brief breath-awareness practice

About Ni-Cheng Liang, MD

Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang is a mother, cancer survivor, pulmonary physician and mindfulness teacher. She is Director of Pulmonary Integrative Medicine at Coastal Pulmonary Associates, affiliated with Scripps Health. As a cancer survivor, she attributes mindfulness meditation to maximizing her quality of life. After returning to medical practice from cancer treatment, she incorporates mindfulness into her practice of medicine with patients, and teaches mindfulness for cultivating resilience amongst healthcare providers. Find out more about Dr. Liang here, including a link to her publication on Integrative Medicine for Pulmonary Patients in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Patient Education Series.

About Mark Bertin, MD

Mark Bertin, MD is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based pediatric care. He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin is on faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the advisory boards for the non-profits Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine, and his blog is available through Mindful.org and Psychology Today. For more information, please visit his website.

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10 Comments

  1. Carole May 27, 2019 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    One of the best presentations. Thank you so much Dr. Liang. Powerfully authentic considering Dr.Liang’s personal history.

  2. Elaine May 27, 2019 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    I simply want to commend Dr Liang for her beautiful response to her life-threatening illness and the culture of medicine currently. Not only is she taking steps to make her own life better but also trying to improve the lives of other physicians. I am also a physician in San Diego, but despite practicing yoga and meditating regularly as well as taking those walks at lunch every day, I had to leave the practice of medicine at the age of 59
    because of the effects it was having on my mind and body.

    effect it was having on my mind and body.

  3. John Mosedale, LICSW May 27, 2019 at 2:47 am - Reply

    Thank you Dr Liang for sharing your experiences as a doctor and a patient. I am in process returning to work while living with blood cancers. This presentation has strengthened my resilience and capacity to be more skillful and compassionate with myself and others. Dr Breton, I admire your mindful capacity to interview, listen and dialog with your guest. Thanks

  4. Hannah Carlton May 26, 2019 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Hi everyone! You aren’t imagining the missing sound in the video. We’re working hard to get another version up. Thanks for your patience!

    – Hannah at The Awake Network

  5. Jyoti Gupta May 26, 2019 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I am so grateful ??

  6. Merja Kehl May 26, 2019 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    At 26 min 59 sec the sound disappeared.

  7. Christine May 26, 2019 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Yes, same problem

  8. Susan Mello May 26, 2019 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Yes, there was a gap for me too.
    Thoroughly enjoying the Summit talks. Thank you ?

  9. Marilyn May 25, 2019 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    The Summit is truly wonderful thank you.
    30 mins into In Cheng Liang’s there was no sound? Was there a problem?

  10. Chris May 25, 2019 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Anyone else having a gap in the audio from ~28-38 minutes?

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