Physician Wellness

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Physician Wellness

Physician Wellness

In remaking the Academy of medicine of Cincinnati for physician survival in the 21st century, the leadership has focused on four strategic initiatives, one of which is Physician Wellness and an interconnected physician community.

To that end, the Academy of Medicine is joining forces with others in the health care community to address the local and national issue of physician burnout. Under the Cincinnati Coalition for Physician Wellness, all stakeholders will come together and develop programs for physicians and other health care professionals to address crisis situations, treatment, education, and prevention.

The Academy of Medicine will focus on the prevention and education areas by providing resources and information for all area physicians. Programs that require payment will be discounted for Academy members.

wellness program cincinnatiPreliminary plans call for:

  • Wellness seminars and education programs
  • Quarterly newsletters and surveys
  • Counseling, small group meetings, and other support services
  • Social events to promote well-being and more.

In addition to the Academy, Coalition members include:

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Mercy Health
  • Ohio Physicians Health Program (OPHP)
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • TriHealth
  • UC Health

Please check back for more details on the Physician Wellness program.

Want to help us design the Academy's Physician Wellness program? We want to hear from you!
Click here to complete a short, couple minutes, survey and give your input. Thank you in advance for helping to shape this important initiative.

In the meantime, you can find more information on physician well-being here:

American Medical Association - Articles, Educational Series

Articles link: https://wire.ama-assn.org/life-career/physician-wellness

Educational series link: https://education.ama-assn.org/physician-burnout.html

American College of Physicians

Link: https://www.acponline.org/about-acp/chapters-regions/united-states/new-mexico-chapter/physician-burnout-and-wellness-information-and-resources

National Academy of Medicine

Link: https://nam.edu/burnout-among-health-care-professionals-a-call-to-explore-and-address-this-underrecognized-threat-to-safe-high-quality-care/

American College of Graduate Medical Education

Link: http://www.acgme.org/What-We-Do/Initiatives/Physician-Well-Being

New England Journal of Medicine - Article 

PDF Link: “Breaking the Stigma - A Physician’s Perspective on Self-Care and Recovery"