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Individual Physician Well-being and Burnout Tools

Use this collection of Podcasts, TED Talks, blogs, apps, and more to take a deeper dive into improving your personal well-being and professional satisfaction.

TED Talks, Podcasts and Webinars

  1. Brene Brown: Listening to Shame: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame
  2. Atul Gawande: How We Heal Medicine: https://www.ted.com/speakers/atul_gawande_1
  3. Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret to Better Work: https://www.ted.com/speakers/shawn_achor
  4. Brian Goldman: Doctors make mistakes: https://www.ted.com/speakers/brian_goldman
  5. Suzie Brown: Concert of melody & medicine: http://www.tedmed.com/speakers/show?id=526396  
  6. http://thedoctorparadox.com/podcast-2/ – The Doctor Paradox is a podcast series addressing “why despite having incredibly meaningful jobs, doctors are increasingly unhappy in their work”
  7. http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/on-fire/ “Souls on Fire: Narratives that Inspire” produced by McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  8. Finding Joy in Medicine. Cheng C and Greenhalgh S. https://vimeo.com/139548591
  9. Mindfulness in Medicine. Horwitch C. https://vimeo.com/117306069
  10. Negotiating Skills. Aiyer, M. and S. Rusch https://vimeo.com/89541011
  11. Sustainable Leadership. O’Malley C, Hingle S. https://vimeo.com/40241496
  12. Time Management for Leaders. Jokela, J. https://vimeo.com/35013659
  13. Just Show Up, Sheryl Sandberg on how to help someone who is grieving:
    https://www.npr.org/2017/04/25/525453115/just-show-up-sheryl-sandberg-on-how-to-help-someone-whos-grieving?sc=17&f=&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

Toolkits

  1. http://www.ishiprograms.org/about/ – The Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (ISHI) provides education and support for health professionals who aspire to practice a medicine of service, human connection, and compassionate healing
  2. http://ephysicianhealth.com/ – The world’s first comprehensive, online physician health and wellness resource that helps physicians, residents, and medical students be resilient in their professional and personal lives. 
  3. https://www.cma.ca/En/Pages/physician-health-wellness.aspx – Description of the Canadian Physician Health Institute with links to many resources related to physician health and wellness
  4. http://scpmgphysicianwellness.kaiserpermanente.org/ – Kaiser program for Physician Wellness
  5. http://cmbm.org/ – Center for Mind-Body Medicine – access to evidence-based strategies for relieving stress and promoting wellness
  6. https://www.bhwellness.org/toolkits/Work-and-Well-Being-Toolkit-for-Physicians.pdf
  7. DIMENSIONS: Work & Well-Being Toolkit for Physicians. Morris CW, Richey, RM, Martin LF, Morris CD. https://www.bhwellness.org/toolkits/Work-and-Well-Being-Toolkit-for-Physicians.pdf
  8. http://wellmd.stanford.edu/ – Stanford School of Medicine website to promote physician health and resiliency.
  9. http://www.thehappymd.com/ – Dike Drummond’s website about physician burnout and solutions
  10. Compendium of Mind-Body Resources and Tools https://mind-bodyhealth.osu.edu 
  11. Self-Care  https://cmbm.org/self-care/ 
  12. Mindful Practice https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/family-medicine/mindful-practice/curricula-materials/audios.aspx 
  13. Guided Meditation http://www.meditationoasis.com/podcast/ 
  14. Self-Compassion http://self-compassion.org/resources-2/

Wellness Apps

  1. Provider Resilience (Free) http://t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/provider-resilience
  2. Breathe2Relax (Free) http://t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/breathe2relax
  3. Virtual Hope Box (Free) http://t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/virtual-hope-box
  4. T2 Mood Tracker (Free) http://t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/t2-mood-tracker 
  5. Life Armor (Free) http://t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/lifearmor
  6. Take a Break! (Free) https://www.meditationoasis.com/apps/
  7. Insight Timer (Free) (also contains meditations about grief) https://insighttimer.com/meditation-app
  8. Parenting2Go (Free) http://t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/Parenting2Go
  9. The Happy MD ($9.99) https://support.thehappymd.com/burnout-proof-app
  10. Headspace (free 10 day trial) http://www.headspace.com 
  11. Buddify ($2.99 - Android app) http://buddhify.com/

Medical Humanism Blogs

  1. http://pulsevoices.org/ – publishing personal accounts of illness and healing, fostering the humanistic practice of medicine  
  2. https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/ –  Kevin MD

Lay Press

  1. Klass, P.  Taking care of the physician.  New York Times. November 13, 2017.   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/well/family/taking-care-of-the-physician.html
  2. Pryor, L.  Doctors are human too.  New York Times. April 21, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/opinion/doctors-are-human-too.html
  3. Sinha, P.  Why do doctors commit suicide? New York Times. Sept 4, 2014. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/opinion/why-do-doctors-commit-suicide.html
  4. NZ doctor’s Hippocratic Oath change passed.  Radionz.  2017. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/341592/nz-doctor-s-hippocratic-oath-change-passed