OtoWellness Series: Exploring wellness from within, as a team, and in the great outdoors

By Jamie Funamura, MD, MPH Assistant Professor Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery One can hardly attend an academic meeting or open one’s email these days without tripping over some mention of wellness or the dire consequences of its absence in the health care workforce. But really, I’ve wondere [...]

By | 2019-10-16T16:14:31+00:00 October 16, 2019|Wellness|

Newsletter Highlight: A Work-life Hack That Offers Big Benefits

Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S. Associate Dean Faculty Development and Diversity Every day I perform a simple, silent exercise that calms my soul, refreshes my mind and rejuvenates my spirit. It can be done anywhere, unobtrusively — while at my desk, or locking up my office, or walking to the parking lot at the end of the day. [...]

By | 2019-09-17T15:07:11+00:00 October 2, 2019|Wellness|

What’s the Right Thing to Say When Someone Is Grieving? from Psychology Today

Four simple steps for supporting the people we care about. Each year, I teach a class on grief and loss to masters students studying to become counselors. On the first day of class, I give them a simple assignment: Jot down a few paragraphs about your biggest fears and concerns regarding working with clients facing lo [...]

By | 2019-07-26T22:40:17+00:00 August 7, 2019|Wellness|

Special Guest Post – Practicing Compassion

What does it mean to engage compassion, caring and appreciation in daily life? How do we show up in in every interaction with others at home, on route to work and at work? Is it possible to cultivate compassion? Compassion can be considered an intentional orientation toward other living beings and the entire world com [...]

By | 2019-07-22T21:51:03+00:00 March 20, 2019|General, Leadership Development, Wellness|

Wellness: Best Practices in Addressing Provider Burnout

Philippe Goldin, PhD Causes There are many causes for burnout that involve organizational structure, policies and workflow, as well as poor work-life balance. However, many of us neglect to recognize signs of burnout that include exhaustion, cynicism, lack of efficacy, desperation, anger, overworking, disruptive exter [...]

By | 2019-07-22T20:54:17+00:00 September 12, 2018|Wellness|

Wellness and Mentoring in Academic Medicine

Katren Tyler, MD Physician Wellness We have seen a surge in the last few years in awareness and discussions about physician wellness and burnout. More than 50% of physicians are experiencing symptoms of burnout with some specialties as high as 70% burnout1. Wellness and burnout are often described together.  I like to [...]

By | 2019-07-22T20:55:03+00:00 September 5, 2018|Mentoring Academy, Wellness|