When we feel connected, our stress levels are lower, our health is better, and we’re more engaged in our work. We’re better able to serve our passion for helping people and are less likely to feel burned out. Supportive relationships matter. The resources below outline how the role of social connectedness plays in combating burnout among medical professionals.
Focusing on what’s good in the world. Watch a series of candid, 30-minute fireside chats focused on health, well-being, connection and self-care. See how Stanford experts are adjusting to life at home during this challenging time.
This webinar covers strategies to support physician resilience while social distancing and caring for patients with COVID-19.
The Physician Support Line (PSL), which was created in March 2020 to provide free, confidential peer-to-peer support for MD’s/DO’s navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, has now expanded to include support on any subject relevant to the many professional and personal intersections of the medical profession.
The line, 1-888-409-0141, is available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. It is staffed by over 700 volunteer psychiatrists from across the country and has recently been added to the American Psychiatric Associations’ COVID-19 recommended mental health resources.
What the support line offers:
- Free physician to physician support (including medical students, residents and fellows).
- Anonymity. They do not report to any institution or entity and do not ask you to disclose identifying information.
- Training in various therapeutic modalities in navigating immediate stressors.
- Additional mental health resources outside of PSL
How to Increase Your Sense of Connection during COVID-19 (Part 4 of the Physician Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis article series)