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Physician Wellness - Resources and Links

Physician wellness is a lively topic in medicine, driven in part by the sobering trend towards increased burnout among practicing physicians. Burnout contributes to clinical errors, loss of physician compassion, work and personal stress, depression and, in extreme cases, physician suicide.

NCMB hosted a roundtable discussion in June 2015 to discuss ways the Board can support licensees. One recommendation was for the Board to provide wellness resources on its website. The collection of links below is a beginning. NCMB will add to this page as it becomes aware of resources. If you would like to suggest a link for this page, please email: communications@ncmedboard.org.

PHYSICIAN WELLBEING
National Academy of Medicine
NC Physicians Health Program
Duke Patient Safety Center
A.M. Akwari LLC

ARTICLES ON BURNOUT & WELLNESS
Doctor Burnout, Stress and Depression: Not an Easy Fix (US News & World Report)
Physician Burnout: It Just Keeps Getting Worse (Medscape)
Physician Burnout Rates Top 50 Percent (and That’s Not the Worst Finding) (Huffington Post)
Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub

WELLNESS ASSESSMENTS
Are you a workaholic? (Quiz from psychotherapist Bryan Robinson, Ph.D)
Life Stress Inventory
Zung Depression Scale
Burnout Self-test

SELF-CARE RESOURCES
Stress Management Tools
Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
Professional Quality of Life
Exercise is Medicine
Three Good Things exercise (developed by Martin Seligman, Ph.D)

ONLINE EDUCATION/CME
American Medical Association “STEPSForward” online curriculum
ePhysicianHealth.com

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