The vision of the LifeBridge HCMA Foundation Physician Wellness Program (PWP) is to align with HCMA’s mission in advocating for physicians and the health of the communities we serve.
Shine: Calm Anxiety & Stress offers a special toolkit for COVID-19 anxiety, with a free app that offers guided relaxation and meditations, daily motivational messages, and an “ask an expert” section.
Headspace is a stress, meditation, relaxation, and sleep app, free with NPI provider number.
The UCLA Mindful: Meditations for Well-Being app includes recorded mindfulness meditations of varying lengths and a weekly podcast.
The Society for Health Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association, offers a wide range of recommended wellness tools, including a sleep app and resources to address trauma.
Calm Your Nervous System is a free, streaming, 20-minute guided relaxation audio file. Using headphones or earbuds allows background binaural technology to deepen your relaxation response.
Dr. Edward Ellison: Physician Burnout
Dr. Pamela Wible: Why Doctors Kill Themselves
Brene Brown: Listening to Shame
Dr. Atul Gawande: How We Heal Medicine
Shawn Achor, Psychologist: The Happy Secret to Better Work
Dr. Brian Goldman: Doctors make mistakes
Dr. Suzie Brown: Concert of melody & medicine
McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning: “Souls on Fire: Narratives that Inspire”
Drs. Cathy Cheng and Sean Greenhalgh: Finding Joy in Medicine
Dr. Carrie Horwitch: Mindfulness in Medicine
Drs. Meenakshy Aiyer and Sara Rusch: Negotiating Skills
Drs. Cheryl O’Malley and Susan Hingle: Sustainable Leadership
Dr. Gail Gazelle: ACP Leadership Academy – Building Your Resilient Self
How You Can Help
HCMA has joined a growing number of medical societies nationwide who are working together to develop best practices to address physician wellness. The HCMA Foundation PWP is accepting contributions to help operate this very important program for our members in need. Please consider investing in the health of your esteemed colleagues. Your contribution is tax deductible.