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Physician Wellness

Doctors who take care of themselves:

Are better role models for their patients.

Are better role models for their children.

Have higher patient satisfaction and safety scores.

Experience less stress and burnout.

Live longer.

Use this Web site to find what works for you.

Interesting Reads:

A Pandemic Benefit: The Expansion of Telemedicine

Yale's massively popular 'happiness' course is available free online

The Science of Well-Being - Free Online course by Yale University

In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

THE SCIENCE OF WELL BEING WAS PRODUCED IN PART DUE TO THE GENEROUS FUNDING OF THE DAVID F. SWENSEN FUND FOR INNOVATION IN TEACHING.

Helpful links:

https://www.headspace.com/

Mindfulness for your everyday life

Stress less. Move more. Sleep soundly.

Name

Source & Link

“Coping with Stress”

US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/copingwith-stresstips.html

“Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19”

US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

“Taking Care of your Emotional Health”

US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp

“Helping Children Cope with Emergencies”

US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

RedBook Online COVID-19 Outbreak page

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):

https://redbook.solutions.aap.org/ss/rbo_outbreaks_page_3.aspx

Q&A on coronaviruses

World Health Organization (WHO):

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

Coronavirus & Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

American Psychiatric Association (APA):

https://www.psychiatry.org/news-room/apa-blogs/apa-blog/2020/02/coronavirus-and-mental-health-taking-care-of-ourselves-during-infectious-disease-outbreaks

Coronavirus & Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks Response

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS):

https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/coronavirus-and-emerging-infectious-disease-outbreaks-response

Taking Care of your Family during Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS):

https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Corona_Taking_Care_of_Your_Family.pdf.pdf

Research Information: Pandemics

American Psychological Association:

https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/pandemics

Five ways to view coverage of the Coronavirus

American Psychological Association:

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics

Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety

American Psychological Association:

https://www.apa.org/research/action/speaking-of-psychology/coronavirus-anxiety

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

National Public Radio:

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Talking to Teens & Tweens about Coronavirus

The New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html

GET HEALTHY


When was the last time you saw a doctor?

Who is your personal physician?
Having a personal physician:

avoids the pitfalls of self-diagnosis and self-treatment

provides support from a person who uniquely understands the pressures of your job.

Are you due for:

Screening labs - lipids, glucose, hemocult, TB
Dental cleaning
Blood pressure check
Mammograms
Osteoporosis screen
Pap test
Sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy

Planning a Pregnancy

Preconception Planning - CDC
Zika and Pregnancy - CDC

Planning a Trip

CDC vaccination and travel advisory guide by county
Jet lag prevention - NIH

Helpful Reads:

Most Americans Are Lonely, And Our Workplace Culture May Not Be Helping

Mindfulness for Hypertension worth Contemplating

Building a Program on Well-Being: Key Design Considerations to Meet the Unique Needs of Each Organization

Creating the Organizational Foundation for Joy in Medicine

To Care Is Human — Collectively Confronting the Clinician-Burnout Crisis

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