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A dozen changes that are easing physician burnout at Beth Israel (AMA) External Link
“Rebuilding More of Me” -Sourav Sengupta, MD, MPH PDF
An essay by Sourav Sengupta, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, detailing how he worked through issues of stress with the help of a therapist
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.
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."
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.
Interventions to Prevent & Reduce Physician Burnout: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis PDF
Published in the Lancet. Interpretation: The literature indicates that both individual-focused and structural or organizational strategies can result in clinically meaningful reductions in burnout among physicians.
A Roadmap for Restoring Joy & Purpose to Medicine PDF
This is the written documentation of the outcomes from the November 2015 retreat designed to explore, discuss, and refine ideas for solutions for stemming the tide of healthcare provider burnout and its impact on caregivers and their patients.