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Clinician Wellness - Resources and Links

Thriving, healthy medical professionals are those best suited to provide high quality patient care. In that spirit, NCMB encourages any licensee who is experiencing health problems – including burnout, mental health or substance use disorders or physical or cognitive challenges – to seek appropriate care and professional support. It is NCMB’s position that licensees should take their own health and wellbeing as seriously as they do the health and wellbeing of their patients.


Need Help Immediately?
Dial 911 or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit them online.

PHYSICIAN WELLBEING
NAM Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub
NC Professionals Health Program
FSMB Resources
Medscape National Physician Burnout & Suicide Report 2021
IAMRA statement on physician health and wellness
U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Health Worker Burnout
Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality

ARTICLES ON BURNOUT & WELLNESS
Physician Burnout, Interrupted (NEJM)
Physician Stress and Burnout (AJM)
Burnout in Healthcare Workers: Prevalence, Impact and Preventative Strategies (NCBI)
National Physician Burnout Expert Shares Insights: ‘We Can Certainly Do Better’
Physician burnout: Running on an empty tank (Medical News Today)

WELLNESS ASSESSMENTS
MindTools Burnout Self-Test
Are you a workaholic? (Quiz from Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D)
Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory
Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

SELF-CARE RESOURCES
Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
Professional Quality of Life and the helper card
Exercise is Medicine
Three Good Things exercise (developed by Martin Seligman, Ph.D)
TheHappyMD.com

ONLINE EDUCATION/CME
AMA “STEPSForward” online curriculum
AAFP Physician Well-Being CME
Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality
Journal of Medical Regulation Special Edition on Physician Wellness and Burnout - Complete online activities to earn up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

COVID-19 RESOURCES
AMA COVID-19 Guides for health care professionals
Staying Sane and Current on COVID-19
Physician Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis, Part 1: An Introduction
Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (APA)
NCDHHS Guidance on Care for Health Care Providers

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