Well-Being

During these uncertain, stressful times, we need to remain strong minded, eat well, rest well and feel confident in the work we are performing. The SC Academy of Family Physicians encourages our members to take their wellbeing serious.

We believe that physician wellbeing is an important issue that must be dealt with openly and proactively because it affects both patient safety and physician well-being. In addition, burnout influences family physicians’ decisions about remaining in clinical practice, which affects patients’ access to high-quality care. Burnout also affects family physicians’ ability to lead changes at the practice and health care system levels.

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The following links may help achieve a balanced life:

Well Being

Headspace
An app that teaches you how to meditate. Headspace is offering free access to Headspace Plus for all US. healthcare professionals working in public health settings during the crisis.

Ten Percent Happier
Another mindfulness and mediation app. The site also has a free sanity guide and is offering free access to the app for healthcare professionals.

The Awake Network
Free 0nline meditation resources for times of social distancing/COVID-19.

Physicians Weekly
Working to mitigate physician burnout​

Physicians Wellness Program
How To Set Up A Confidential Physician Counseling Service

For Families and Children

Building Resiliency in Children and Families
Blog and podcast with Guests: Perri Klass, MD, Lochrane Grant, MD, and Kristin Cooper, First Lady of North Carolina

Where the Wild Things Are
#ReadTogether with our favorite bow tie wearing pediatrician, Dr. Dipesh Navsaria to find out #WhereTheWildThingsAre

AAFP Resources

Additional Resources

Additional resources on the Reach Out and Read Carolinas website

Wellness Recipes of the Month

Mustard-Crusted Salmon 

Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Salmon is one of the best sources of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Great Source of Protein. High in B Vitamins. Good Source of Potassium. Loaded With Selenium.

Contains the Antioxidant Astaxanthin and May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease.

Ingredients

1 ¼ pounds center-cut salmon fillets, cut into 4 portions

¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste

¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream

2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Lemon wedges

Directions

Step 1

Preheat broiler. Line a broiler pan or baking sheet with foil, then coat it with cooking spray.

 

Step 2

Place salmon pieces, skin-side down, on the prepared pan. Season with salt and pepper. Combine sour cream, mustard and lemon juice in a small bowl. Spread evenly over the salmon.

 

Step 3

Broil the salmon 5 inches from the heat source until it is opaque in the center, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

198 calories;7.6 g total fat; 2.4 g saturated fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 382 mg sodium. 560 mg potassium; 2 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 29.2 g protein; 262 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 18 mcg folate; 76 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 42 mg magnesium; Exchanges: 4 Lean Protein, 1 Fat

Immune Booster Shot Recipe

This immune booster shot recipe has everything you need to raise that immune system and fight off illnesses during this covid19 pandemic!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 navel orange
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced and set aside 10 m
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of real sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Grind of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Natures Intent, with "the Mother", organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

Instructions

  1. Mince the garlic (ideally put through a garlic press) and set aside for 10 minutes. This gives the enzymes a chance to form and ensures maximum benefits. 
  2. Whisk together the honey, turmeric, and hot water, until the honey is incorporated and smooth.
  3. Then you just stir in everything else and drink!