COVID-19 UPDATE FROM MEDCHI
Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:
Here are some updates for today:
Register here for today's Maryland Department of Health all-physician webinar at 5:00 pm.
MedChi Committee on Ethics & Judicial Affairs and the Center For a Healthy Maryland presents “Lessons Learned: Ethical Dilemmas Faced During The COVID-19 Pandemic” on Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 pm. RSVP to Josette Fullard or reach out for more details.
THE LATEST NEWS, INFORMATION, AND RESOURCES
This week's MedChi News included several updates on COVID-19 testing, educational events, and resources. We are sharing this member resource with all physicians during this public health crisis.
MEDCHI IS YOUR ADVOCATE AND YOUR RESOURCE
We are aware of several services for physicians and other health care providers who would be interested in stress relief services during the time of the pandemic. The Physician Support Line was launched on March 30 to provide free counseling to doctors facing challenges during the pandemic. Its website describes it as a “national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists, joined together in the determined hope to provide peer support for our physician colleagues as we all navigate the COVID-19 epidemic.” More information is available at the website. The support line can be reached at 1-888-409-0141. Physicians in Maryland are reminded that stress or other issues can also be addressed by appointment through the Maryland Physicians Health Program, 410-962-5580 or 800-992-7010.
Thank you for all that you do as physicians, healers, and heroes.