Changing the Conversation From Burnout to Wellness: Physician Well-being in Residency Training Programs

There is a dearth of literature on physician wellness which is unrelated to “burnout.” Eckleberry-Hunt et al. describe a toolbox of practical steps they developed to create a culture that emphasizes wellness. This structured toolbox offers a proactive approach to wellness as part of the daily fabric of residency. The emphasis is placed on a sense of personal achievement, celebrating accomplishments, changing negative thinking with cognitive-behavioral therapy, and having faculty model the human side of medicine. A goal was to provide everyone with a “go-to” person who understands the stressors of academic medicine and committed to growth and wellness.

Organizational Strategies, Practice Environment

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