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Rx: Invest in Yourself
Take Your Own Pulse
- Try out some of the 3-15 day Resilience Tools at the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality. One involves writing your story for help from healing with burnout.
- Reflection questions you can ponder and/or write about:
- Who or what are you letting go of this year?
- What behaviors do you want to change?
- Who or what is influencing you the most right now?
- What's working and what's not working professionally and personally?
- What is a discovery you made so far this year?
- What is the most impactful conversation you have had this year?
Treat the Pain Point - Video Series
- “It’s My Fault…I am not…enough” - learn ways to address these thoughts
- "I can't focus" - learn strategies for improving your ability to focus
- "My patients don't listen to me" - explore techniques to address underlying beliefs that cause frustration
- "I feel disconnected/lonely" - learn about processing your emotions, affect labeling, and going beyond "I am fine"
- "I don't feel respected" - discover ways to address disrespect and how to use empathetic listening and reflection
Feed Your Brain
- TED talk by Elizabeth Cox (5 min): What is Imposter Syndrome and how can you combat it?
- TED talk by Alison Ledgerwood, Ph.D. (10 min): Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck)
- Journal Article: ”Putting Feelings Into Words: Affect Labeling as Implicit Emotion Regulation”
- BMJ Journal Article: "45 Good Things" - research study about a daily gratitude exercise done by physicians, nurses and other providers has been shown to improve wellness
Feed Your Soul
- Book: Together by Vivek H. Murthy, MD, Surgeon General of the US - about the epidemic of loneliness he saw across the country
- Podcast: Empowering Women Physicians by Dr. Sunny Smith (Episode 20 - Affect Labeling)
- TED Talk by Sara Cameron (12 min): How to turn busy into balance
- TED Talk by entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes (14 min): How you can use Imposter Syndrome to your benefit
- Video by Kari Romeo (15 min): Teach Your Inner Critic a New Story
Celebrate the Wins
- We all have a tendency to focus on the negatives or the times we fell short. What if we focused more on our wins? If we make it a priority, we can shift our thoughts to the many areas of our lives for which we are thankful.
- Ways to reflect on wins:
- What is a new skill you have learned or a current skill you have strengthened?
- What is something that isn't on your CV that you are proud of?
- What are three things you are grateful for?
Virtual Doctor's Lounge Events
The Hallway Consults have been rebranded in our collaboration with the GA chapter and you now have an invitation to come rest and talk with your colleagues in the Virtual Doctor’s Lounge. We will be hanging out the second Thursday of each month at 7pm eastern time so save the date! For more information and dates, visit the News and Meetings page.
Marion McCrary MD, FACP, NBC-HWC
NC ACP Well-being Champion
Online Learning Center
Visit ACP’s Online Learning Center to explore a wide-ranging library of online CME and MOC activities. Not sure what your state’s licensure requirements are? Click on the State CME Requirements tab to view your state’s requirements and links to suggested learning activities or browse recent items below:
Physician Well-being and Professional Fulfillment
Providing guidance and resources that foster communities of well-being for internists to best serve patients and optimize professional fulfillment.
I.M. Emotional Support Hub
It’s common right now to feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed. Taking care of ourselves and encouraging others to practice self-care sustains our ability to care for those in need.
Protect your health and well-being by connecting with easily-accessible peer support through the Physician Support Line, and affordable, confidential counseling is available through The Emotional PPE Project and The Therapy Aid Coalition.
|If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is available 24/7. Text 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (988 or 1-800-273-8255) or Disaster Distress Hotline (1-800-985-5990).|
NEW - Advocacy Toolkit: Revising License and Credentialing Applications to Not Ask About Mental Health
ACP’s initiative designed to reinvigorate the patient-physician relationship by challenging unnecessary practice.