Caring for patients is your top concern. But it's more important than ever to devote time to your own health and wellness, too.
As part of Virtual OMED 2020, the AOA offered several on-demand sessions from wellness experts, osteopathic physicians and AOA staff to help bring the practice of wellness to your day.
Though the online conference platform is now closed, nine of these sessions are still available for free viewing in a playlist on the AOA’s YouTube channel.Watch now
On Aug. 11, Dr. Gaurav Agarwal, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine discussed how to move beyond the prevention of burnout, and instead systemically cultivate human thriving and connection in ways that promote resilience, well-being, and joy for all health care team members.Watch now
Watch this AOA webinar, recorded May 6, to hear a variety of health strategies from general tips on sleep and healthy eating to ways to stay fit during the pandemic. Information and resources on social and emotional wellness are also shared.Watch now
Ron Holt, DO, a psychiatrist, discusses easy steps to take, including cultivating a daily gratitude practice, to cope with the fear and anxiety stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW: Dr. Holt has also recently published a coloring book to help reduce stress among frontline physicians. The book has 35 stress-reducing affirmations, quotes, and mandalas to color.Watch now
The AOA is pleased to offer a special AOA Member Discount on the popular Calm wellness app. Guided meditations, breathing exercises, sleep stories and more will alleviate stress and improve sleep. AOA members pay only $29.99 for the annual subscription (regularly $69.99).
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.
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.