Physician Wellbeing Media

This page offers media resources for physicians of all ages and career stages to help you find joy and meaning in your work. Below, find information on the meaning of joy in medical practice, the immediate crisis of physician burnout, tools for transforming your practice into a less stressful work environment, strategies to embrace meaning and awareness in your own life, and more.

Mental Health of Healthcare Workers Podcast 

In this podcast, The Happiness Lab host, Dr. Laurie Santos of Yale, talks to doctors on how they cope with isolation and lack of self-compassion. They explore doctor’s mental space as they explore advocacy in crisis, meditation, courage and more. See how here.


Headspace is an app that teaches you how to meditate in time of need.

Coping with the Emotional Impact of Adverse Patient Outcomes
Watch on YouTube

Speaker Suggested Resources:

Coping with Adverse Patient Outcomes (WellMD Stanford Medicine, March 2011)
Managing After Bad Outcomes (Susan M. Retzack, MD, Wilwaukee, WI)
Peer Support for Caregivers in Distress
Sidney Dekker on The Second Victim
TRUST: The 5 Rights of the Second Victim

Exploring Tools and Resources for Overcoming Burnout
Watch on YouTube

Speaker Suggested Resources:

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction (Family Practice Management, March-April 2018)
IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work (Institute for Healthcare Improvement)
Physician Health First Wellness Planner (American Academy of Family Physicians)
Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub (National Academy of Medicine)
Steps Forward (American Medical Association)
WellMD (Stanford Medicine)

Thanks to Ohio AFP for sharing these resources through a grant from AAFP – Foundation.

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