Wellness Resources For Emergency Department Physicians

Make no mistake, our jobs are tough!

Working in the Emergency Department is a unique environment with its own unique set of challenges.

The resources contained in this website were designed to address wellness, self-care, and seek to boost morale and teamwork in the emergency room.

Be sure to check out the Weekly Wellness Newsletter for weekly tips offering small, simple, daily actions, physicians can take to improve their wellness.

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Weekly Wellness 7/7/2021

"Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys" - Rita Schiano

When's the last time you asked a colleague, "how was your shift?", and they responded with all the positive things that happened? With all the kind patients that thanked them, all the ways staff went out of their way to help patients, all the good things that happened?

When's the last time someone asked you that, and your responses were positive?

There are certainly times we need to talk about tough cases or difficult things that occurred. Problems that arise, that need solving.

But most of the time, when someone asks how our shift was, our instinct is to complain. Complain about the couple of rude patients, instead of the many kind ones. Complain about the one difficult staff member, instead of all the ones that worked so hard.

The great thing is, we can change that at any time. You can change that on your shift, today. You can talk about your joys.

WEEKLY WELLNESS TIP: This week, when a colleague, friend, or family member asks, "how was your shift", I challenge you to respond with all the positive things that happened. Watch how when you talk about your joys, others will too. And suddenly everyone is talking about their happy moments and the whole mood is elevated.