Are you looking for health and wellness support in your emergency medicine career? The Wellness Section is it!
Whether you’re a resident or nearing retirement, this group provides an opportunity to learn what you can do to avoid burnout, enjoy a balanced life, and keep the vitality necessary to be a healthy emergency physician. Section members are involved in research on a variety of wellness issues and, in addition, have an opportunity to volunteer for peer-to-peer support on career issues and litigation stress.
Wellness Section members may send an email to all members of this section via the section e-list at acep_wellnesssection@ConnectedCommunity.org.
You can also access the engagED Wellness Section Community by clicking here.
At the ACEP18 Wellness Section meeting, a great deal happened in a short amount of time, so here's a super speed rundown of the events. We held elections for our 2018-2020 Officers, and have an officer team of engaged, dedicated members ready for the road ahead - see sidebar for the new team. Former Board Liaison Dr. Jay Kaplan updated us on the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. Drs. Randy Levin and Matthew Wong accepted awards for outstanding newsletter, and Dr. Pamela Ross accepted an award for promotion of section membership. We also thanked, and said a fond farewell to our immediate past Chair, Dr. Pamela Ross. We left the meeting inspired and excited for the year to come.
Because the most important life you save is your own.
September 10-16 ACEP will be taking part in National Suicide Prevention Week with a week-long campaign focusing on the multi-layered issues with mental health care in the ED. We’ll share and discuss treatment resources for civilians and veterans, including a new bedside tool, and barriers to psychiatric care for our patients.
We close out the week on September 17th by participating in the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD)’s National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, where we focus on Doc-to-Doc resources for medical students, residents, and Attendings, and advocate for the removal of barriers to psychiatric care for physicians.
The Wellness Section was the recipient of a 2018 section grant: The Impact of Work System Design on Physician Occupational Health, featuring Katherine Sanders, PhD. The grant explored the impact of systemic issues on phyisican health, and what can be done to improve work systems to positively impact physician wellness. Click here to see the ACEP17 section grant presentation, delivered by Katherine Sanders at the wellness section meeting.
The Wellness Section was the recipient of a 2011 section grant: Resilient Emergency Physicians: the personal, chronobiologic and organizational characteristics of burnout-resistance. The study describes and promulgates the factors which are common among resilient EPs who enjoy a long, positive career.
Being Well in Emergency Medicine: ACEP's Guide to Investing In Yourself - Rita A. Manfredi, MD, FACEP and Julia Huber, MD, FACEP