Wellbeing & Resilience for Physicians Online Program
Burnout is a critical issue among physicians. Those experiencing burnout are more likely to develop alcohol abuse/dependence, and are at an increased risk of developing depression and suicidal ideation. Physicians die by suicide at two times the rate of the general population and have a depression rate of 39%. 24% of ICU nurses tested positive for symptoms of PTSD, and there is a 23-31% prevalence rate of emotional exhaustion among primary care nurses. While much needs to be done at the organizational level to foster cultures of wellbeing, it is essential for individual physicians to cultivate their own personal wellbeing and resilience. This six-week, mobile-platform based foundational program builds the skills to do just that. The program was developed with input from health care leaders and can be accessed anytime, anywhere - while going for a run, on the commute to work, or while relaxing at home.
- Surviving the Challenges of the Healthcare Environment
- Mindfulness for Wellbeing
- Lifestyle Change: How to Get Unstuck
- Working with Thoughts and Emotions
- Discovering Purpose, Meaning and Joy
- Relationships and Resilience
Each week's activities will take you about 45 minutes to complete.
- Listen to an interview with an expert
- Learn easy strategies to try on the job
- Develop skills that will become second nature over time
- Review key points
In addition, each week we will provide PDFs of material you can save or print for future use, along with other interesting resources to pursue if you are interested.
The program cost for our online Wellbeing & Resilience program is $139.
Why Invest in Physician Wellbeing?
Stress and burnout of physicians is a major public health issue. Clinician burnout is linked with decreased quality of care and increased medical errors, decreased patient satisfaction, and reduced productivity and professional effort. Stress and burnout also impacts the wellbeing of the workforce resulting in increased broken relationships, increased alcohol and substance abuse, depression, anxiety, increased risk of suicide, and early exit from the profession.
National Academy of Medicine: https://nam.edu/clinicianwellbeing/effects