This book explores the important topic of mental health and related problems among physicians, including trainees. Problems covered include burnout, disruptive and unprofessional behaviors, impaired performance, traumatic stress, addiction, depression and other mood disorders, and suicide.
As a third-year Harvard Medical School student doing a clinical rotation in surgery, Ronald Epstein watched an error unfold: an experienced surgeon failed to notice his patient's kidney turning an ominous shade of blue. In that same rotation, Epstein was awestruck by another surgeon's ability to avert an impending disaster, slowing down from autopilot to intentionality. The difference between these two doctors left a lasting impression on Epstein and set the stage for his life's work--to identify the qualities and habits that distinguish masterful doctors from those who are merely competent. The secret, he learned, was mindfulness.
This book presents original essays by distinguished experts in their fields, addressing this critical problem and making an urgent case for reform, because while electronic technology has revolutionized the practice of medicine, it also poses a unique challenge to health care.
The UNM School of Medicine Office of Physician and Student Wellness (OPSW) is dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of physician well-being and its importance in providing the highest quality of patient care.
The OPSW website provides lists of resources to promote student, resident/fellow, faculty, alumni, and community wellness.
ePhysician HealthThe 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.
National Academy of Medicine Perspectives on Clinician Well-Being and ResilienceThe National Academy of Medicine announced a new Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience in December 2016, aimed at building a collaborative platform for supporting and improving clinician well-being and resilience across multiple organizations. Through this link, you can access additional information on this collaborative platform and access additional resources and papers.