Should you want to be involved in the ASA’s efforts to promote physician well-being, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Amy Vinson, Chair of the Committee on Physician Well-Being.
Each month we will highlight a well-being initiative by our ASA members. Please stay tuned!
The resources listed here have been identified by the ASA Committee on Physician Well-Being. These resources are a representative selection and by no means exhaustive of all resources available. We offer these as options for a wide range of well-being needs and do not necessarily carry the endorsement of the ASA. This material is provided only for informational purposes and does not constitute medical or legal advice.
Individual Resources for Well-Being
Physician Support Line
A national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists, joined together to provide peer support for their physician colleagues.
Website by Dr. Kristin Neff, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion.
Resources for clinicians facing adverse outcomes and malpractice litigation including an online course targeted at defendants that focuses on deposition preparedness (cognitive, mental, and emotional). 10% discount on online course and coaching with code ASAMEMBER.
Initiative to foster a humanistic practice of medicine through visual art and reflective pedagogy developed by a consortium of educators and physicians at Penn Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania, and museums and arts institutions across Philadelphia.
Web-based app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. Offering one free week of Calm Premium.
Mindfulness web-based app for stress and anxiety. Offering all US healthcare professionals who work in public health settings free access to Headspace Plus through 2021.
The Brave Enough Show – Hosted by Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, a cardiac anesthesiologist, where she discusses how to avoid work/life burnout through community, authenticity, and courage.
The Nocturnists – Hosted by Dr. Emily Silverman, a hospital medicine doctor. A medical storytelling live show and podcast where healthcare workers share stories of joy, sorrow, and self-discovery.
The Happiness Lab – Hosted by Dr. Laurie Santos, a professor of psychology, who teaches Yale’s most popular course “Psychology and the Good Life”.
Sounds True: Insights at the Edge, "Spencer Sherman: The Inner Mastery of Money" – Hosted by Tami Simon. Content forwarded by an ASA member as a useful resource for financial well-being and not endorsed by the ASA Committee on Physician Well-being as a wealth management resource.
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Substance Use Disorders
ASA Statement on Substance Use Disorder
Developed by the Committee on Occupational Health
List of Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP) State Member Programs
Physician Health Programs (PHP) are confidential resources for physicians, other licensed healthcare professionals, or those in training suffering from addictive, psychiatric, medical, behavioral or other potentially impairing conditions.
International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous (IDAA)
Worldwide fellowship of more than 9,900 healthcare professionals, and their families who strive to help one another to achieve and maintain recovery from addictions. Open to doctorate level health care providers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, or to those in training for these degrees.
Wearing Masks videos
Produced by the Coalition for the Prevention of Substance Abuse in Anesthesia. Educational tool illustrating the dangers of substance abuse and drug addiction in anesthesia.
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