Wellness Resource Library

ACCMA has compiled the following articles, websites, studies, and videos discussing physician burnout, techniques for combatting burnout, stress-reduction tactics, and general wellness information.

In addition, the ACCMA continues to host live seminars and webinars concerning issues and topics surrounding physician wellness, litigation stress, and avoiding malpractice lawsuits. To view a full list of upcoming events, click here
 
The ACCMA also offers its members access to on-demand webinars: 
 
 

MIEC

MIEC Well-Being Index

MIEC – the ACCMA’s endorsed medical professional liability insurer – has partnered with the Mayo Clinic to provide physicians with access to the Mayo Physician Well-Being Index. This unique online tool can help you identify areas of wellness that may require additional attention, and also connects you to curated resources from both the Mayo Clinic and MIEC. Once you're signed up and have taken your initial anonymous assessment, you'll have access to tools, resources, and recommended next steps. You can even see how your metrics compare to the average Well-Being Index physician user, and you can also track your progress over time. The service is completely anonymous and nobody else can access your results. Start tracking today by visiting mywellbeingindex.org/signup, and use invitation code "MIEC Wellness".

As the west’s first truly physician owned medical malpractice insurer, MIEC has always been guided by the desire to protect physicians and the practice of medicine. MIEC was created by physicians and their medical societies out of a crisis when insurance was unavailable to the medical community. MIEC is owned by the policyholders it insures, and is dedicated entirely to serving their interests through innovative and cost effective medical professional liability protection and patient safety services.

ACCMA is proud to endorse MIEC and to partner with them in our efforts to promote physician wellness.

Featured Videos & Webinars

 

Physician Wellness - Dr. Mamta Gautam

Dr. Mamta Gautam, MD, FRCPC, CDPC, MOT, gives an insightful, wide-reaching and enchanting presentation on physician wellness. She is well-qualified to do so, as a psychiatrist specializing in physician well-being. You can find more about Dr. Gautam, along with additional stress resources, at www.peakmd.ca.

Doctors Make Mistakes. Can we talk about that? - Brian Goldman

Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine's culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.

How to Stay Calm When You Know You'll Be Stressed - Daniel Levitin

You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there's a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem.

Burnout and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Dr. Geri Puleo

Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President/ CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., a B2B consulting firm helping clients who are planning, implementing, or struggling with change. Her blog, a-new-way-to-work.com, focuses on achieving professional success by reducing burnout and maintaining work-life balance during organizational change

A Solution to Health Care Provider Burnout: More Joy in Practice

Andrew Schutzbank, MD, MPH, of the innovative primary care system Iora Health, discusses how team-based care, better electronic health records and a system of regular staff communication can decrease provider burnout and increase satisfaction

Prevent Physician Burnout - Build a Better Day Off

"One of the keys to preventing physician burnout is a high quality day off whenever you can get one. I talk to hundreds of physicians and they often have days off that are as stressful as their days in the office. Don't just jump from one punch list to the next and spend your day off catching up. Make it a juicy experience of rejuvenation. Here are three ways to build a better day off." -  Dike Drummond, MD, "The Happy MD"