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Feeling Stressed?.... Heading for burn-out?

Medical Staff Wellness

Why?

  • 60% of practicing practitioners will experience burnout at some point in their careers.
  • 5% of practitioners are impaired by substance abuse.
  • The suicide rate among female doctors is 130% higher than among women in general.

Wellness Resources

Washington Physicians Health Program - WPHPs mission is to facilitate the rehabilitation of health-care professionals who have health conditions that could compromise patient safety and to monitor their recovery.

Washington State Medical Association - Programs and resources to help strengthen resilience and help you thrive professionally in today's health care environment.

Practice The Pause - When our emotions are high, like in times of stress, unhappiness, or fear, we tend to react without thinking. We don't take the time to consider what we're feeling or why. We let our emotions determine how we think, act, or engage with the world around us and that can make us feel even worse.

By practicing the pause, we are encouraging ourselves to stop in the moment between a feeling and a reaction to think about what we're feeling and why. This pause allows us to understand what may be causing our reaction and choose how we want to respond.

Buddhists call it the "Sacred Pause" - exploring the moment between a feeling and a reaction and choosing what comes next.

Test Your Wellness

Below are anonymous online self-test sites:

Altruism:
Altruism Quiz - Greater Good Science Center

Anxiety, PTSD:
Anxiety screen - Mental Health America

Burnout:
Workplace Burnout Quiz from Christina Maslach and Michael Leitner, courtesy of Scientific American.
Find more information and resources on burnout

Depression:
Anyone can experience depression, including physicians,and especially in medical training. Rate yourself with this Depression screen. See Get Help section if you'd like to talk with someone.

Emotional Intelligence:
How well do you read other people? Quiz from Greater Good Science Center

Empathy:
Also from the Greater Good Science Center, try this empathy quiz.

Happiness:
How happy are you? From Dr. Martin Seligman, director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, take a variety of questionnaires relating to happiness, optimism, gratitude, personal strengths and life meaning. Log in required for cumulative anonymous research purposes. Privacy policy.

Mindfulness
Mindfulness Quiz from Greater Good Science Center.
Find more information and resources on mindfulness

Physical Fitness:
Physical fitness test - Mayo Clinic
Find more information and resources on exercise and fitness

PTSD:
This PTSD Screen from the PTSD Association of Canada

Relationship Trust:
Relationship Trust Quiz - Greater Good Science Center

Self-compassion:
Perfectionistic? Hard on yourself? Rate your level of self-compassion from the website of Kristin Neff, PhD, creator of the validated self-compassion scale.

Sleepiness:
Sleepiness Scale - Epworth Scale.

Stress:
Stress screen - Mental Health America
Find more information and resources on stress

Substance use:
Evaluate your beliefs, attitudes and behaviors concerning alcohol use - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse

Work-Life Balance:
Quiz - Canadian Mental Health Association
Find more information and resources on Work-Life Balance - Stanford Medicine

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