May 27, 2021

Clinician Well-Being

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to reflect on important aspects of mental health, work to alleviate its burden, and reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems. After an unprecedented year in critical care with the COVID-19 pandemic, these topics are more relevant than ever.

In this episode of Critical Matters, we will discuss the topic of clinician well-being. We will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on clinician well-being, the relationship of burnout with mental health, and end with a focus on some actionable steps within our control to promote clinician well-being.

Additional Resources:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Immediately Increases Burnout Symptoms in ICU Professionals: A Longitudinal Cohort Study:
One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?:
An Official Critical Care Societies Collaborative Statement-Burnout Syndrome in Critical Care Health-care Professionals: A Call for Action:
Out of the Straitjacket:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255):
Physician Support Line (1-888-409-0141):
The Emotional PPE Project:
Talk Space:
How Will You Measure Your Life?:
Time for Happiness:
Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout:

Books Mentioned in this Episode:
The Echiridion by Epitectus:
Why We Sleep by M Walker: