Tag Archive for ‘physician wellness’
The last year has been mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting for health care professionals, particularly those individuals on the front lines of providing care to coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients and those who have had to postpone operations for patients needing nonurgent care. Add to that situation constant threats of payment cuts, hospital and private practice […]
With 52 percent of surgeons reporting burnout, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is committed to fostering well-being, resilience, and work-life integration for surgeons at every career stage. Through education, resources, tools, and advocacy, the ACS fosters and encourages surgeons’ health and well-being to ensure they have the physical and mental strength necessary to support […]
The following comments were received regarding recent physician wellness and work-life balance articles published in the Bulletin.
The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.
This introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue describes the benefits associated with developing wellness and resilience.
The evolution of the surgical training model and its potential effect on resident wellness are identified, as are the benefits and challenges of maintaining work-life balance.
Silence is deadly: The importance of communication in addressing wellness and burnout in surgical residency
Describes how positive modes of communication affect resident wellness and highlights potential barriers for physicians seeking help to overcome burnout and mental illness.
The causes and effects of burnout are summarized as well as the benefits of joining professional societies to foster wellness and resilience.
Examines how the fields of aviation and education maintain successful approaches to building mental and emotional resilience and summarizes action items for developing a health care culture that fosters physician wellness.
Joshua J. Goldman, MD, 2018 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes an incident when his commitment to being a surgeon conflicted with his personal wellness.
Identifies coping strategies for surgeons who are second victims after an adverse event.
The theme of the 2017 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest was Be True to the Profession; Be True to Yourself.
Robert A. Swendiman, MD, MPP, the 2017 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes how taking time to heal after the loss of a child led him to struggle with the decision to put his personal life first.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Personal and professional well-being of surgical residents in New England
This news brief highlights a JACS article that examines the well-being of surgical residents in New England.
The ACS has compiled several resources to support surgeons and residents who are experiencing periods of distress.
Targeted micro breaks and their positive effect on surgeon and patient safety are described.
In this article, several of the College’s Fellows describe their own experience with burnout, how they have avoided it, and offer strategies to help counteract its effects.
Acknowledging the multiple challenges surgeons currently face, the Board of Governors’ Committee on Physician Competency and Health has continued its efforts to both delineate these issues and provide educational programs and support services aimed at promoting physician well-being. This article provides an update on the recent activities of the committee.