Physician Wellness

Wellness Wednesday: Take Time to Ask Other Physicians How They’re Doing

September 16th, 2020
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“People who need help sometimes look a lot like people who don’t need help” – Glennon Doyle Tomorrow is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. Some of us wear our emotions on our sleeves. But many of us are more private. Some of us air our problems to everyone. But some of us keep them bottled […]

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Weekly Wellness: Mental Health in the Workplace

September 30th, 2020
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                  “It’s so common. It could be anyone. The trouble is, nobody wants to talk about it. And that makes everything worse.” Ruby Max We’ve heard about the physician suicides this year. Many of us know personally medical students and residents who have taken their own lives. […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Toward Kindness

September 23rd, 2020
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“Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most. ” -Unknown Think about the last person that was unkind to you. So unkind that it stuck with you. That you couldn’t let it go. That it affected your day. That you still think about it, and it still makes you upset. Whoever it is: […]

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Wellness Wednesdays: Forgiving Yourself

September 9th, 2020
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Becoming a physician is a long process, and to get where we are, we’ve had to hold ourselves to the highest of standards. As such, we are our own harshest critics. In our profession, that can make things difficult. We are human. We make mistakes. And sometimes those mistakes are the difference between life, death, […]

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Introducing: Wellness Wednesdays with Dr. Jessica Badwards

September 2nd, 2020
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Wellness Wednesdays | 2020 has been a particularly difficult year for everyone – especially clinicians. We want to make sure that we’re taking the time to acknowledge these challenges – and prioritize our health. For the last several years, emergency physician Dr. Jessica Badwards, a USACS physician in Chicago, has been writing a weekly wellness […]

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Wealth & Wellness: Guest Post by Miranda Phillips

September 16th, 2019
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Miranda Phillips DO, FACEP, FAAEM is the system medical director for Saint Francis Hospitals in Oklahoma, and  will retire in December, years before her 40th birthday. She attributes the ability to retire to investing wisely. Read on learn what she has to say about all areas of wellness.  Pursuing Wellness Are you actively and purposefully […]

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USACS Scholars Tackle Physician Wellness at the Workstation

June 13th, 2019
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The USACS Scholars Program has many uses, from training the next generation of leaders in acute care to deepening relationships between USACS clinicians across regions and sharing information and best practices back to the site levels. Perhaps an underappreciated benefit, however, is the ability of a new group of leaders to look on old problems […]

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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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