The ASA 2017 had an interesting self-study module called Physician Wellness Beyond the Usual Suspects. It was a great learning tool to focus on the importance of the anesthesiologist to consider their own stress levels and seeing how to best mitigate the issues that could be problematic.
Check out these great articles from that self-study module:
- Time in the bank: A Stanford plan to save doctors from burnout
- Holmes and Rahe stress scale
- Suffering in silence: a qualitative study of second victims of adverse events
- On the Road to Professionalism
- Understand your own stress levels.
- Make changes: speak to your staff, your administrators, your hospital to see what’s available to help you cope
- Get help
- Sometimes you can’t fix everything… and ultimately that’s ok.
“It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.”
-T. S. Eliot