January 23, 2024
The ACS offers resources on surgeon well-being focused on workplace culture, resources for the individual, mental health, suicide prevention and awareness, and more. This January, ACS Surgeon Well-Being Month, take advantage of these resources and further your understanding of how to incorporate a well-being focus into your career.
The ACS provides resources around the eight dimensions of well-being to help you engage with your well-being. Alongside a well-being assessment tool, these may serve as starting points to jump into your own exploration of your well-being.
These resources are aimed at preventing and bringing awareness to physician suicide through crisis resources, peer support, confidential and professional support, and video content.
This mindfulness body scan audio was provided by Carter Lebares, MD, FACS, assistant professor of surgery, University of California, San Francisco, who has developed a tailored mindfulness-based interventions for surgeons called Enhanced Stress Resilience Training (ESRT) through the UCSF Center for Mindfulness in Surgery.
Listen to Mary Brandt, MD, MDiv, FACS, discusses The White Board and The Professional Time Out (PTO) concepts with Dr. Susan Mackinnon, MD, FACS. Dr. Mackinnon shares how she seeks to improve workplace professionalism, behavior, culture, and well-being by creating a safe and trusting environment for team members to deliver the highest level of patient care.
At all career stage levels, it is important to have pursuits outside of the workplace and the OR. Hear ACS members share their hobbies, interest, and passions outside of the OR and how it supports their well-being.
The ACS provides curated resources on mental health awareness and resources specific to physicians.