Key Takeaways from the Video
Ongoing uncertainty and a number of stressors related to COVID-19 may increase physician burnout.
To combat this, we should remember:
Everyone is being affected by changes related to COVID-19.
Aim to be kind, patient, and compassionate.
Recognize that you probably won't be as productive as you were at baseline, and that’s ok!
It is important to model wellness. Some strategies for doing this include:
Prepare for the day as though you’re going to the office even if you’re staying home.
Check in with your staff and see if they have questions or concerns.
Communicate and share information with colleagues in a timely fashion.
Don’t hesitate to get professional help.
Consider meditation or spirituality practice.
Limit your intake of news that you find stressful.
Think about things that you are grateful for each day.
Utilize the resources that are available to improve your wellness, such as:
Ten Percent Happier Currently offering free subscriptions to healthcare workers.
Headspace Currently offering free subscriptions to healthcare workers.
The Art of Living Foundation Currently offering its breath-based meditation program, online and at no cost, to all healthcare workers across the United States.
Physical and social distance does not have to mean loneliness! Make meaningful connections by:
- Reaching out to friends and colleagues.
- Connecting with others on social media.
- Moving some of your previous activities to online meetings (e.g., workouts, book clubs).