One fact about health care that gets far too little attention is that the health care system does not just affect patients, it affects you, too.
Nothing is more important than your well-being. These tools and resources will help you navigate the journey of physician wellness by providing you the support you need in areas including burnout, leadership, and joy in practice.
Earn free CME and learn from peers, like family physician Dr. Dike Drummond, who have been on the same path as you.
Build resiliency, reduce burnout, and strengthen your leadership and wellness skills—plus, earn CME credit.
Explore the critical role well-being plays in preventing burnout and discover effective strategies for cultivating it.
Medical professionals aren't always able to spot the signs of burnout in depression in their peers, or themselves. Learn about burnout and depression, how to identify them, and how and when to seek the treatment you need.
Create an optimal clinical practice culture in which you can thrive. You can learn both operational skills—focused on areas like practice structure, efficiency, and teamwork—and relational skills—encompassing aspects of well-being such as treatment of colleagues and patients, reflection, and self-awareness—as well as leadership skills to help you solve problems, build relationships, empower others, and set realistic goals.
Reducing administrative burden allows you to focus on what really matters—your patients. Reduce burnout and find joy in practice through team-based care, practice improvements, and innovations that will improve efficiencies and reduce your work after clinic.
In order to take care of your patients, you first have to care for yourself. Fortunately, there are resources to help you act to improve your own well-being, including establishing healthy eating habits, assessing and improving your sleep, practicing mindfulness, and taking deliberate steps to increase happiness with tools like meditation and exercise.
You are not alone. Whether you are seeking help for yourself, trying to help a colleague in crisis, or are coping with loss, you will find assistance here. In addition to emergency hotlines, suicide prevention toolkits and information about combating mental health stigma can make a difference.
A portion of the Suicide Prevention resources were made possible thanks to the generosity of the AAFP Foundation.