Supporting physician wellness during COVID-19
Caring for patients is your top concern. But it's more important than ever to devote time to your own health and wellness, too.
AOA/AOIA wellness webinar now available on YouTube
On May 7, AOA/AOIA hosted a webinar titled “Health & Wellness During the Pandemic,” which included a variety health strategies, from general tips on sleep and healthy eating to ways to stay fit during the pandemic.
It also included information and resources on social and emotional wellness. View the presentation slides, or watch for free (with no CME) on YouTube. To get CME credit, viewers must register through AOA Online Learning.
Combat stress and burnout with free or discounted wellness apps
Recognizing the need to help health care workers manage the stress of being on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic, several wellness apps are now offering free access.
- Calm is currently offering a discounted one-year subscription, through AOA Member Deals, for $29.99 (usually $69.99). Register now.
- Headspace is currently offering all healthcare providers free access to premium content, including guided exercises to reduce stress, increase movement and promote sleep. Register now.
- Ten Percent Happier is offering health care workers unlimited access to app content, including live events, podcasts and personal coaching. Register now.
- Sanvello has opened all premium content to the public, including modules on self care, peer support, coaching and therapy. Register now.
Strategies to support physician wellness
Recognizing the likelihood that the COVID-19 crisis may exacerbate existing levels of burnout and mental health stressors, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has compiled a list of strategies and resources to support the health and well-being of clinicians providing health care during the COVID-19 outbreak.