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:
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.
Working to mitigate physician burnout
Physicians Wellness Program
How To Set Up A Confidential Physician Counseling Service
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