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Surgeon Well-Being Resources

Creating Well-Being

Work-Life Integration: Being Whole at Work and at Home
Avoiding Burnout – Promoting Resilience: Strategies for the Surgeon
Avoiding Burnout: The Personal Health Habits and Wellness Practices of US Surgeons
Making Average Performance Excellent: Mental Skills for Performance Enhancement
Get Some Rest: Minimizing the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Patient Care
Enhancing Surgeon Wellness: Integrating a Multidimensional Behavioral Medicine Approach into a General Surgery Residency Program
Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance for the Busy Surgeon
Stress and Burnout among Surgeons: Understanding and Managing the Syndrome and Avoiding the Adverse Consequences
Burnout Among Health Care Professionals: A Call to Explore and Address This Underrecognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care
The Aging Surgeon: When Is It Time to Leave Practice?
ACS Statement on the Aging Surgeon
Physician Personalities and Burnout

Identification of Burnout

Being Well and Staying Competent: Challenges for the Surgeons
Burnout in Surgery
Avoiding Burnout: The Personal Health Habits and Wellness Practices of US Surgeons
Enhancing Surgeon Wellness: Integrating a Multidimensional Behavioral Medicine Approach into a General Surgery Residency Program
Relationship between Work-Home Conflicts and Burnout among American Surgeons: A Comparison by Sex
Diagnosis: Burnout
Special Report: Suicidal Ideation among American Surgeons
Burnout among Surgeons: Whether Specialty Makes a Difference
Burnout crisis threatens medical profession
Burnout and Career Satisfaction among American Surgeons
Burnout and Medical Errors among American Surgeons
Physician Burnout Is a Public Health Crisis: A Message to Our Fellow Health Care CEOs
The National Survey of Burnout among US General Surgery Residents
Disruptive Physician: Addressing the Issues
Distress and Career Satisfaction among 14 Surgical Specialties, Comparing Academic and Private Practice Settings
Stress and Burnout among Surgeons: Understanding and Managing the Syndrome and Avoiding the Adverse Consequences
Burnout Among Health Care Professionals: A Call to Explore and Address This Underrecognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care
Physician Personalities and Burnout

Prevention of Burnout

Work-Life Integration: Being Whole at Work and at Home
Surgeons share tips to beat burnout
Avoiding Burnout: The Personal Health Habits and Wellness Practices of US Surgeons
Making Average Performance Excellent: Mental Skills for Performance Enhancement
Get Some Rest: Minimizing the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Patient Care
Burnout among Surgeons: Whether Specialty Makes a Difference
Burnout crisis threatens medical profession
Burnout and Career Satisfaction among American Surgeons
Burnout and Medical Errors among American Surgeons
Physician Burnout Is a Public Health Crisis: A Message to Our Fellow Health Care CEOs
Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance for the Busy Surgeon
Stress and Burnout among Surgeons: Understanding and Managing the Syndrome and Avoiding the Adverse Consequences
Burnout Among Health Care Professionals: A Call to Explore and Address This Underrecognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care

Experiencing Burnout

Managing burnout: Seek outside help and foster a true work-life balance
Diagnosis: Burnout
Addressing Surgeon Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation
Surgeons share tips to beat burnout
Making Average Performance Excellent: Mental Skills for Performance Enhancement
Get Some Rest: Minimizing the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Patient Care
Relationship between Work-Home Conflicts and Burnout among American Surgeons: A Comparison by Sex
Special Report: Suicidal Ideation among American Surgeons
Physician Burnout Is a Public Health Crisis: A Message to Our Fellow Health Care CEOs
Distress and Career Satisfaction among 14 Surgical Specialties, Comparing Academic and Private Practice Settings
Physician Personalities and Burnout

Maintaining Well-Bring

Work-Life Integration: Being Whole at Work and at Home
Avoiding Burnout: The Personal Health Habits and Wellness Practices of US Surgeons
Making Average Performance Excellent: Mental Skills for Performance Enhancement
The Disruptive Physician: Addressing the Issues
Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance for the Busy Surgeon
Stress and Burnout among Surgeons: Understanding and Managing the Syndrome and Avoiding the Adverse Consequences
Burnout Among Health Care Professionals: A Call to Explore and Address This Underrecognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care
The Aging Surgeon: When Is It Time to Leave Practice?
ACS Statement on the Aging Surgeon

Webinars

The ACS Resident and Associate Society (RAS) has developed the Grand Rounds Webinar Series for young surgeons who are starting their practice in private or academic surgical medicine. These webinars address topics such as surgeon wellness and work-life balance. Webinars are presented monthly and archived on the ACS website for viewing.

Resources in Surgical Education (RISE)

RISE provides timely and informative peer-reviewed articles that relate to all aspects of surgical education. The focus is on brief and timely articles relevant to the everyday responsibilities and challenges faced by surgical educators everywhere. It is our hope that you will visit RISE routinely to keep informed and engaged, and even be inspired by the resources you will find.

American Medical Association

AMA Steps Forward Professional Wellness Online Modules

These modules developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) on preventing burnout offer physicians an opportunity to assess burnout as well as adopt wellness approaches in their practices.

AMA Wire® Articles on Physician Wellness

The Case for Investing in Physician Burnout

Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative to the General US Population

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

ACGME Well-Being Resources

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) compiled resources that promote a culture of physician well-being and provide support in the case of burnout, depression, or suicide.

Association of American Medical Colleges

AAMC Resources

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) notes that well-being in academic medicine has emerged as a critical issue facing faculty, physicians, researchers, residents, and students, and have developed resources to help explain and address the challenges.

National Academy of Medicine

NAM Resources

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) launched the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, a network of more than 50 organizations committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout. The Collaborative has three goals:

  1. Improve baseline understanding of challenges to clinician well-being
  2. Raise the visibility of clinician stress and burnout
  3. Elevate evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions that will improve patient care by caring for the caregiver