Articles and Resources
Suicide Prevention: Evidence Informed Interventions for the Healthcare Workforce American Hospital Association
Confidential Care to Support Physician Health and Wellness AMA Advocacy Resource Center
Healthcare Professionals and Mental Health Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Critical Care Burnout: Systemic Changes Needed, Not Just Self Care Tori Rodriguez, Pulmonology Advisor
A boost for doctors’ well-being? Bring back the physician lounge AMA Moving Medicine
“What makes doctors great also drives burnout: A double-edged sword.” Tait Shanafelt, MD
Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel During Coronavirus and Other Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Wellbeing for Healthcare workers during this Coronavirus Pandemic
National Academy of Medicine: Clinician Well-Being COVID-19 Resource Page
Are YOU in balance? Take this quiz from the Canadian Mental Health Association. LifeBridge Nebraska coaches can help you learn tools to gain better balance in your life.
3-Minute Guided Meditation: Relieving Stress
8-Minute Guided Meditation: Simple Relaxation
9-Minute Guided Meditation: Sympathetic Breathing Meditation
Calm (currently offering free resources) Soothing meditations, Sleep meditations, Sleep Stories, Calm Music, Calm Body, Calm Masterclass, Calm Kids, Mindfulness Resources, Practices to find ease
Insight Timer Meditation App (free)
Healthy Minds App (free)
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center provides free guided meditations.
Videos and Webinars
Physician burnout: It’s not a resiliency deficit: Presented by Dr. Colin West, MD at Mayo Clinic, physician experts will discuss efforts that health care organization leaders can do to address system issues to reduce burnout and promote physician wellbeing.
Building well-being into culture: The Sanford clinician experience: In this webinar, the co-directors of their clinician experience office, Dr. Heather Spies and Aaste Campbell, will share how Sanford‘s clinicians are supported to help optimize work-life integration across the entire spectrum of their careers.
5 Chairs 5 Choices: We spend about eighty percent of our day at work, the rest is at home. If we have a bad day at work we are likely to take that negativity home with us and vice versa. The 5 Chairs is a powerful and systematic method which helps us master our own behaviors and manage the behaviors of others. To be a good leader is to contribute to the success and happiness of everyone, at work and at home, on a conscious level.
Emotional First Aid: We’ll go to the doctor when we feel physical pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Watch this TED talk where Guy Winch makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
Nebraska Medical Association Advocate Quarterly LifeBridge Articles
Volume 22 #4 – SafeHaven Legislation for Physician Wellness Programs
Volume 22 #3 – The Importance of Peer-to-Peer Connection
Volume 22 #2 – LifeBridge Nebraska
Volume 22 #1 – Champion for Physician Wellness
Volume 21 #4 – How to Address the “S” Word Among Physician Wellness through Partnerships
Volume 21 #3 – A Bridge Through Burnout: Prevention Tools to Help You Restore Your Joy in Medicine
Volume 21 #2 – Burnout and Stress: Providing Physician Support Through LifeBridge Nebraska