COVID-19 Physician Wellness Resources

Last Updated: November 27, 2020

Physicians are facing unprecedented change and uncertainty given the current governmental state of affairs and the COVID-19 pandemic. Change and uncertainty are shown to contribute to stress and many physicians may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and worried during these challenging times. With this in mind, we will keep this page updated with various resources that may be of use in maintaining your wellness.
 

 

Jump to a Well Doc Alberta Resource Offering:

Invite to Input

Education Bulletins

Podcast Episodes

Webinars

Invite to Input

 

Physicians’ Feelings and Stories of Gratitude
Well Doc Alberta asked physicians to share their feelings and stories of gratitude from April 3 - June 3, 2020 through an Invite to Input. Thank you to everyone who participated.

 
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Education Bulletins

We are committed to providing short Education Bulletins designed to provide evidence-informed tips that may be beneficial in supporting your wellness during this time.

 

Nourishing Our Bodies

During the Pandemic

Civility and Respect: How We Can Be At Our Best During the Pandemic
and Beyond

Sleep Strategies:
Helping
Physicians Through COVID-19
 

Grieving the Loss of Normalcy
During the Pandemic

 

Mindfulness for Physicians During COVID-19
 

Helping Each Other Through the Pandemic: Providing Informal Physician-to-Physician Peer Support

Physician Wellness During COVID-19: The Basics
 

Physician Wellness Podcast

We are developing new episodes of our Physician Wellness Podcast tailored to help support your wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Physician Wellness Through an Ethical Lens During Magnified Stress

In this 53 min episode of the Well Doc Alberta Physician Wellness Podcast, Dr. Jane Lemaire is joined by two experts in medical ethics, Dr. Cheryl Mack and Dr. Eric Wasylenko, to discuss how ethics and morality affect physician wellness, especially in times of increased stress.

 
Sleep

In this 36 min episode, guest sleep experts Dr. Atul Khullar
and Dr. Charles Samuels
  discuss the importance of sleep and the sleep challenges facing physicians both during and before the pandemic.

Empathy & Compassion: Offering What
We Can During 
COVID-19

In this 9.5 min episode, guest Fleur Yumol, a clinical social worker, 
discusses

empathy and compassion: how they relate to vulnerability, connection, passion, and joy; how to set boundaries; and how they can be maintained in the
on-line space.

Staying Connected: Emotional Connection Admidst Physical Distancing

In this 13 min episode,
guest Fleur Yumol, a clinical social worker, discusses the importance of emotional connection during the pandemic, strategies to stay connected while maintaining physical distancing, and things we should avoid in order to promote good mental health in these challenging times.

Self-Awareness: More Important Than Ever 

In this 12 min episode, guest Fleur Yumol, a clinical social worker, 

discusses self-awareness: what it is, how to harness it, and why it is such a valuable skill for effective coping during this challenging time.

Wellness
on the
Front Lines
of a Pandemic
​​

In this 15 min episode,
guest Dr. Shannon Ruzycki discusses how the focus on physician wellness has shifted with the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of personal protective equipment, how shiftwork is impacting sleep and nutrition, and some tips and strategies to maintain wellness in these challenging times.

 

Webinars

Find upcoming sessions and recordings of webinars that Well Doc Alberta has participated in.

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