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Caring for patients is your top concern. But it's more important than ever to devote time to your own health and wellness, too.
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, burnout and depression were common challenges within the medical profession. Over the past two years, these challenges have exponentially multiplied due to the unrelenting and inexorable demands of the pandemic and the toll it has taken on the nation’s health system.
Whether you’re in crisis, or just beginning to struggle with burnout or depression, talking about how you feel is the first step toward recovery. The list below includes contact information for free, confidential physician support and guidance during, and beyond, the COVID pandemic.
Recognizing the need to help health care workers manage the stress of being on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic, several wellness apps are now offering free access.
Gaurav Agarwal, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine discusses how to move beyond the prevention of burnout to promote resilience, well-being, and joy. Available for CMEWatch now
Learn a variety of health strategies for maintaining balance during the pandemic, including general tips on incorporating much-needed sleep, diet and exercise into your routine. For free viewing, watch on YouTube. To get CME credit, viewers must register through AOA Online Learning.Watch now
COVID-19 updates: DO starts volunteer mental health support line for fellow physicians
How two emergency medicine DOs maintain wellness during COVID-19
My victory over burnout: How leading a sustainable life changed everything for me
JAMA survey study shows physicians more resilient than most, but still have high rates of burnout