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Medical Burnout: Breaking Bad  from Texas Medicine. 
“National, institutional, and departmental leadership should not put the burden squarely on staff to “do meditation apps, practice mindfulness, get 10% off on gym memberships, or count your steps for wellness.” Instead, they must recognize the insidious nature of burnout and develop the necessary tools to prevent and treat it.”

Behavioral Health for the Frontline: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic , from NEJM Catalyst!  
“Close colleagues and managers are often the first to notice when a colleague is suffering, to hear about troubles at home, or to become aware of an unanticipated patient event.”

Bring on the Dad Jokes, We Need ‘em , from CNN Health. 
Warning: This story contains actual dad jokes!

A Good MotherJAMA, A Piece of My Mind
“Yet how do I know if what I am doing is enough? What is the measure of success, here, exactly? There are no pats on the back, no certificates or medals, nothing to put on my curriculum vitae. There is no award for devoting inordinate time and energy to mothering during a long and drawn-out pandemic.”

The Truth and Challenges of Being a Doctor MomDr. Nadia Sabri on Kevin MD

Burned Out by the Pandemic, 3 in 10 Healthcare Workers Consider Leaving the ProfessionThe Washington Post

Effect of a Professional Coaching Intervention on the Well-being and Distress of Physicians, from JAMA.
“…organizationally sponsored professional coaching for physicians can reduce emotional exhaustion, improve overall quality of life, and build resilience.”

How I’m Finding Hope in a Pandemic ,” from Tiny Buddha.
“We are resilient beings and our minds can run far and wide. We might feel the fear and anxiety, but we can also feel creativity and compassion.”

No Escape: COVID-19 Continues to Exacerbate Physician Burnout ,” from Texas Medicine.
“The difference between moral injury and burnout is important, the authors said, because it reframes both the problem and the solutions for it.”

6 Ways to Find Joy During This Dreary Winter, According to a Happiness Expert, ” from Time.
“The hardship and grief that so many people around the world are facing are devastating, and there’s nothing that can erase that pain. But there are a few strategies we can employ to try to create moments of relief.”

"Holding Up ,” from NEJM Perspective.
“That medicine is accompaniment — bearing others’ sorrow, walking the bumpy path alongside them — feels truer now than ever.”

Doctors facing Burnout, Turn to Self-Care ,” from The New York Times.
“There’s such a culture of perfectionism, and it’s so competitive that people want to present their best self. It’s harder to admit they’re struggling.”

WHO Adds Burnout to ICD-11 - What it Means for Physicians
by Sara Berg 
From AMA Practice Management/Physician Health Blog

Beyond Burnout: A Physician Wellness Hierarchy Designed to Prioritize Interventions at the Systems Level
from The American Journal of Medicine

The Physicians Foundation’s 2020 Survey of America’s Physicians: COVID-19’s Impact on Physician Wellbeing

Association of Physicians’ Self-Compassion with Work Engagement, Exhaustion, and Professional Satisfaction Medical Sciences.

Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being: Nine Organizational Strategies to Promote Engagement and Reduce Burnout Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief   Harvard Business Review 

Physician Burnout, Interrupted   New England Journal of Medicine

How Unrecognized Mental Health Issues Impact U.S. Physicians   Psychology Today

Talks For When You Feel Totally Burned Out   TED Talks

Socially Distanced Medicine   JAMA

Laughter Leaves Me Lighter  JAMA

COVID Resources - May 14, 2020

Rebuilding More of Me by Sourav Sengupta, MD, MPH 

Heart and Sole-of Metatarsals, Meaning and Medicine. NEJM, 2/7/19

Reinvent Yourself. Psychology Today, 5/14

Breaking the Silence. From A Piece of My Mind. JAMA 1/29/19

The Business Case for Investing in Physician Well-being. JAMA Internal Medicine, 9/25/17

Why Happy Doctors Die by Suicide, by Pamela Wible, MD, from

"Ten Commandments of Physician Wellness" by Edward J. Krall, MD. Clinical Medicine and Research 

"The State of Women in Medicine" Once a male-dominated field, medicine is changing as women make up a growing part of the physician population. Texas Medicine

"Fighting on Two Fronts" The only female Texas physician to serve in World War I. Texas Medicine

“Here’s How Money Really Can Buy You Happiness,” excerpted from TIME's special edition, “The Science of Happiness.”

"Today’s Doctors Arean Endangered Species:  Artificial Intelligence is a threat to the medical profession as we know it.  What can be done to save us?"  Dr. Clay Johnston from TCMS Journal.

"Is Medicine aSpiritual Practice?"Daniel Slumasy from  Academic Medicine 

“Doctors and Divorce,” from Harvard Medical School.

“MaybeIt’s Not Such a Good Idea to Marry a Doctor…” from 

“Out of the Straitjacket.” A trauma surgeon goes to the brink… and back.

A series of articles on Physician Burnout from the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst.

 “Malcolm Gladwell:  Tell People What It’s Really Like to be a Doctor,” Forbes Magazine.

“An Attitude of Gratitude”   Explores the power of practicing gratitude on all areas of your life. 

"Physician Burnout: Coaching a Way Out" Gail Gazelle, MD, et. al., J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Apr; 30(4): 508–513.

"Burnout and Career Satisfaction Among American Surgeons",  Tait D. Shanafelt, MD, et. al., Annals of Surgery • Volume 250, Number 3, September 2009

Mindful Practice,” Ronald Epstein, JAMA. 1999: 282(9):833-839 (doi:10.1001/jama.282.9.833)

"Meeting the Imperative to Improve Physician Well-being: Assessment of an Innovative Program" J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Nov; 22(11): 1544–1552;

"Physician Resilience and Burnout: Can you Make theSwitch?" by Annie Nedrow, M.D., et. al, Family Practice Management.

"Physician Work LifeBalance: 10 Things Physicians Need to Know"