Well-Being Weekly | Week of August 24th, 2020

Explore the latest research, news, and developments in the world of wellness in this installment of the Well-Being Weekly. Get caught up on this week's biggest stories surrounding mental health and well-being in the healthcare industry, provided by Well-Being Index experts Patrick McNally and Sunny Prabhakar. 

The second issue of the Champions of Wellness publication is now available!

Issue two of the Champions of Wellness publication is now live and fully-accessible online. Read through valuable data on distress and well-being and insightful champion spotlight interviews from industry leaders, including:

  • Lisa Bellini, MD, Senior Vice Dean for Academic Affairs | Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Keith Frey, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer | CommonSpirit Health, Arizona Division
  • Wendy Laine, MD, Director of Wellness | Emergency Physician Professional Association

Plus, hear from Dr. Katie Sardone and Sandy Scott on seven ways healthcare leaders can reduce distress during uncertain times. Visit ChampionsofWellness.com to view the issue and subscribe for future editions!

US Army team helps fight staff burnout at Baptist Medical Center

According to a recent article from Texas Public Radio, hundreds of military medical personnel have been tasked with assisting hospitals throughout the state during the COVID-19 crisis. One of the hospitals receiving Army support is the Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio. 

“It was a collective sigh of relief. They have aided so much in not only the physical load, but the mental load, the emotional load, just by sharing in that need to care for these patients in this COVID population,” said the hospital's ICU director Connie Thigpen. Learn more about how the assistance is providing increased capacity and helping prevent burnout among frontline clinicians in the article linked above.

How coaching prevents and treats physician burnout

In a recent post from MedPage Today's KevinMD.com, physician coaching is explored as a solution to mitigate the harmful effects of burnout and distress. 

"The atrocities of the health care system have proven a deadly virus for hundreds of physicians. They infect countless more and can have long-lasting side effects," said Dr. Amelia L. Bueche. "Coaching empowers us to continue our work in advocating for health, identifying and eliminating threats with our compassion, expertise, empathy, and lives intact." Read the full article to learn more about what the author had to say on the effectiveness of physician coaching.

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