Sources of Stress and Topical Tools
For those who want to start at the source, resources have been organized into some of the most common contributors to stress for emergency physicians: patient care, workplace, financial, personal, and litigation.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 39 – No 06 – June 2020
The concept of “physician wellness” is such a broad umbrella that encompasses many specific areas of research, so the Wellness Hub provides a topic-based section covering COVID-19, posttraumatic stress disorder, compassion fatigue, physician suicide, burnout, and diversity/equity issues.
We’re in This Together
As we settle into the long-term stage of this pandemic, just remember that it’s okay to not be okay. This isn’t a Pixar movie; this real-life “hero work” is exhausting. Just like a marathon runner stops for hydration and energy bars along the route, you may need to check in with your peers or a crisis counselor to keep yourself in the race. Find the support you need.
Ms. Grantham is ACEP’s communications manager.