Creating A Culture of Wellness
I just returned from the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) meeting in Toronto. There was a strong focus on resident wellness at this meeting, and it quickly became apparent that every residency program is moving toward creating their own "culture of wellness." Many are at the beginning stages of the process and are struggling with how to design and implement their wellness initiatives.
I believe the first step of the process is to accurately define what wellness is. According to the World Health Organization wellness is an "optimal state of physical, mental/emotional and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease."
I have adopted and subscribe to a much broader definition of wellness provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which includes eight dimensions of wellness.
CaseNetwork wants to support your residents with a comprehensive user-friendly curriculum designed to help them cope with the unique demands of the healthcare profession.
For the next 30 days we are offering a 15% discount on the "CoreWellness" program thru June 30, 2019.
Jeffrey Levy, MD
Author of CoreWellness: A Physician Wellness Program