Physician Wellness

My Greatest Regret as An Attending Was Not Doing Enough to Prevent a Suicide

September 17th, 2018
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I had only been an attending for a few years when I had a resident rotate through the ER who seemed the opposite of a gunner. He appeared lazy. He would often sit on a chart. Once, as he was presenting a chest pain case to me, he was so tired he was yawning. My […]

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Creating a Physician Wellness Program With Concrete Benefits

May 22nd, 2018
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The idea of wellness, and how to improve it amongst emergency physicians, is incredibly segregated across the nation. An entire industry has arisen and innumerable lectures are available that suggest how emergency physicians might improve, cultivate, or otherwise restore wellness to their lives. As a member of the US Acute Care Solutions Wellness Committee, which […]

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As Your Career Evolves, So Too Can the Sources of Wellness and Meaning Within the ER

May 2nd, 2018
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The life cycle in the mind of ER physicians is fascinating. You begin your journey hungry, confident and cocky. You feast on taking care of the sickest of the sick and routinely leave work pumped with adrenaline and satisfaction after a crazy shift. You smile with pride after floating your first transvenous pacemaker and stick […]

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