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Helping those who help others: Building an internal medicine resident wellness program PDF

The purpose of this article is to provide an outline of a burgeoning wellness program and related interventions carried out by
internal medicine residencies.

NAM Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub External Link

Strategies to improve general practitioner well-being: findings from a focus group study PDF

Preventing burnout is essential medicine for physicians External Link

Medscape National Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2018 External Link

Time in the bank: A Stanford plan to save doctors from burnout External Link

"This pilot program at Stanford allows physicians to “bank” hours they spend mentoring others or serving on committees. Those hours can then be used as credits for child care, dry cleaning pickup, ready-made meals, housekeeping and handyman services. Preliminary results are promising, and suggest that the program has increased job satisfaction, improved work-life balance and reduced turnover."

Being a Doctor Is Hard. It’s Harder for Women. External Link

A New York Times article describing how and why female doctors face bias at work—conscious and unconscious, from both patients and colleagues. These biases affect who's respected, who's promoted & who burns out.

The Business Case for Investing in Physician Well-Being PDF

Understanding the business case to reduce burnout and promote engagement as well as overcoming the misperception that nothing meaningful can be done are key steps for organizations to begin to take action. Evidence suggests that improvement is possible, investment is justified, and return on investment measurable. Addressing this issue is not only the organization’s ethical responsibility, it is also the fiscally responsible one.

Increasing Resident Wellness Through a Novel Retreat Cirriculum PDF

Of the 25 residents who participated in the retreat, 21 (84%) returned the post-retreat survey (one participant returned a survey leaving the ranking questions incomplete). This low-cost event received high satisfaction ratings in regard to team-building, resident bonding, and faculty-resident bonding. This novel retreat proved to be a low-cost and easily implemented activity with which the residents expressed high levels of satisfaction.

The Hidden Cost of Medicine PDF

Dr. James Valentine presents an overview of medical practice in the 21st century, along with prevalence, risk and protective factors for burnout, and solutions.