Helpful Sites and Apps
For Physician Well-Being
ACGME, the accrediting body of our residency and fellowship training programs, is committed to exploring causes and solutions for physician well-being. In alignment with the ACGME's initiative to combat the stresses of graduate medical education training ETSU GME is committed to this cause. ETSU GME recognizes your residency or fellowship can be one of the most rewarding yet challenging times of your life. The resources listed below can help maintain your well-being by identifying problem areas, lowering your stress level, avoiding burnout, and learning how to achieve a healthy work/life balance.
ACGME Physician Well-Being (Toolkit for Program Directors)
AWARE - A free app created by ACGME to provide physicians an array of tools to help them identify opportunities to improve their well-being and strategies for promoting resilience.
TN-Professional Screening Questionnaire
A new online mental health resource is now available to address increased incidents of suicide, depression, burnout and other mental health problems among Tennessee's health professionals, both in practice and in training. Initiated by the Tennessee Medical Foundation in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Health Board of Medical Examiners, the Tennessee Medical Association, Tennessee Hospital Association, and State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company, the TN PSQ is intended to help connect struggling health professionals with available mental health resources in their area.
SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) or text HELLO to 741-741 to reach the Suicide Crisis Text Line
Articles and Videos:
- 3 Coping Strategies to Help Medical Residents Manage Stress
- 4 Personal Factors Signaling Your Risk for Physician Burnout
- 6 Tips to Protest Against Burnout
- 8 Terms Every Doctor Should Know About Physician Burnout
- ACGME Tools and Resources
- ACP Physician Wellness: Promotion and Prevention
- Can Minor Changes in a Program Affect Resident Burnout?
- CBS News - WHO Classifies Work "Burnout" as an Occupational Phenomenon
- Clarifying the Language of Clinician Distress
- Clinician Well-Being is Essential for Safe, High-Quality Patient Care
- Connection and Meaning: Resident Leadership to Combat Burnout
- Fallible: A Memoir of a Young Physician's Struggle with Mental Illness
- Healthcare Professional Burnout, Depression and Suicide Prevention
- How Headspace Helps Physicians, Medical Students Tame Stress
- How to Open Your Heart to Fellow Doctors Struggling with Burnout
- How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day
- Is Your Physician Colleague at Risk For Suicide? Signs to Look For
- Medical Residents: Here's How Doctor Burnout Affects Your Marriage
- Physician Burnout
- Physician Burnout: 4 Types of Interventions and How They Can Help
- Physician Burnout: How Can We Improve the Work of Care?
- Physician Burnout is Impacting Healthcare
- Physician Resilience and Burnout: Can You Make the Switch?
- Physician Well-Being Resources
- Physician Well-Being: Why Organizational Change Matters
- Professional Coaching Can Contribute to Physician Well-Being
- Relaxation Techniques
- Strategies for Controlling Your Anger
- The Moral Distress Education Project
- These 3 Values are Essential to Stanford's Work on Doctor Burnout
- Well-Being and Burnout
- What is Moral Injury?
- Working Toward Wellness: Exploring Burnout and Resiliency in Physicians
- Helpful Apps:
Calm(Mediation and Sleep)
Naturespace: Relax Sleep Dream(Apple app - Relaxation and Sleep)
Lightning Bug(Android - Sleep)
- Mindful Awareness Podcasts
- Stop, Breathe, Think
- Insight Timer
- Resilient Option
- Making the Difference: Preventing Medical Trainee Suicide
- Mindful Awareness Podcasts
- Ted Talks on Burnout