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Preventing Med School Suicides – An epidemic of deaths and the response by medical schools External Link
Peer Support in Anesthesia: Turning War Stories into Wellness PDF
Effective and accessible peer support is developing in many departments nationwide and can only be
expected to continue, given new regulatory requirements. As these programs develop, and research on
their effect continues, best practices will likely emerge.
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.