Becoming a Well-being Advocate
May 1, 2023
By now, burnout and its related toll on clinicians nationwide are recognized as a pressing crisis. While burnout among U.S. health care practitioners isn’t new, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated...
Reducing Mental Health Care Barriers for Hospitalists
May 1, 2023
Clinical vignette MB is a 36-year-old woman who completed her residency three years ago. She has practiced as a hospitalist at a community hospital since that time. Throughout her time in medical...
Hospitalists Recount the Struggles of Parenting During COVID-19
July 1, 2022
Mary Fredrickson, MD, a hospitalist at HealthPartners and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, already had a hectic life before COVID-19, with four children ages 5 to 21,...
Mental Health Boarding on Inpatient Units
July 1, 2022
Dr. Krause Presenter: Heather Kreth, PsyD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carrel, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Heather Kreth, a child and...
Prescriptions for health and happiness
May 2, 2022
In addition to all the fear and chaos it has wreaked, COVID-19 has changed the way we think about our health. Thanks to the psychological, and even the physical, impacts of protracted quarantines and...
The hidden pandemic
January 7, 2022
Dr. Sekaran In the eyes of Anand Sekaran, MD, division head of hospital medicine, and medical director of inpatient services at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., it’s...
Is mindfulness key to helping physicians with mental health?
December 8, 2021
“When we go into our state of deep rest in the meditation practice, which is two to five times more restful than sleep, it heals those stress scars.”
The importance of self-compassion for hospitalists
December 7, 2021
Mindful self-compassion is a positive practice that opens a pathway for healing and personal growth.
Ten changes that could keep clinicians in the workforce in a pandemic
December 2, 2021
Doctors make checklist of low-cost action items to start addressing a wave of providers leaving medicine.
CDC unveils mental health protection plan for health care workers
November 22, 2021
“It’s long past time for us to care for the people who care for all of us and address burnout in our health care workers,” said U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.