Browsing: Wellness

COVID-19 has brought a lot of negatives and challenges, so I will look for and take a positive wherever I can find it. One bright note this year: Pet adoptions are on the rise as people realize the he
Resident-driven, extracurricular topical discussions can improve and support resident wellness in an emergency medicine (EM) residency. Geisinger Medical Center has developed an innovative, collaborat
The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc on life as we know it, and with that has come an overwhelming collective negativity. Although the damage that COVID-19 has done cannot be minimized, it makes it
As emergency physicians, we are trained to carry out complex tasks. We mentally rehearse, read, practice, and teach so that when difficult cases arise, we think clearly and concisely. We thrive in hec
Medicine robs you of the most important moments of your life. We need a more accommodating system.
As an emergency physician, you've studied and trained for every manner of injury, illness, and critical disease. While that knowledge goes far in offering confidence in a treatment plan, it doesn't al
Perhaps the steepest learning curve during intern year presented itself as the mission to maintain wellness and find a balance that would allow me to keep showing up - for my patients, my co-residents
If your care saves the patient but leaves their mind wounded, have you fully cared for the patient? Adopting a practice of premeditated compassion would allow us to offer our patients empathy reflexiv
Doctors wouldn't think of going without malpractice coverage, but far too many fail to insure themselves against an even more expensive risk. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and get your disab
Overwhelming volume and acuity, an alarming lack of PPE, the anguish of seeing your patients die alone, the jarring incongruence of layoffs and salary cuts - COVID-19 brings with it a major threat to