Resources

Apps

Gratitude – Gratitude Journal

Meditation – 10% Happier

Meditation – Headspace

Meditation & Mindfulness – Stop, Breath & Think

Mindfulness – The Mindfulness App

 

Articles

AMA Wire. (2015). Why Doctors Marry Doctors: Exploring Medical Marriages. Journal of the American Medical Association Network.

Budd, L., Fidler, L. & Anand, A. (2016). Gaining Competence Through Social Media. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 188(13).

Bush, J. (2000). Balancing Act: Physician Support Groups. Family Practice Management. October 7(9):76.

CMPA (2015). Conflict Between Physicians and What Can Be Done About It. CPMA Perspective, December: 10-12.

Eckleberry-Hunt, J. et al. (2009). Changing the Conversation From Burnout to Wellness: Physician Well-Being in Residency Training Programs. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 1(2):225-230.

Fenwick, T. (2014). Social Media and Medical Professionalism: Rethinking the Debate and the Way Forward. Academic Medicine. 89(1):1331-34.

Fisher, A. (2013). Your Job Might Be Killing You. Fortune.com.

Hoffman, A. (2015). How Gratitude Helps Couples Through Hardship. Greater Good Science Centre.

Jensen, P.M. et al. (2008). Building Physician Resilience. Canadian Family Physician. 54(5):722-729.

Kauffmann, M. (2014). The Five Fundamentals of Civility for Physicians: #1 – Respect Others and Yourself. Ontario Medical Review, May: 19-21.

Kauffmann, M. (2014). The Five Fundamentals of Civility for Physicians: #2 – Be Aware. Ontario Medical Review, September: 32-35.

Kauffmann, M. (2015). The Five Fundamentals of Civility for Physicians: #3 – Communicate Effectively. Ontario Medical Review, January: 24-27.

Kauffmann, M. (2015). The Five Fundamentals of Civility for Physicians: #4 – Take Good Care of Yourself. Ontario Medical Review, June: 12-15.

Kauffmann, M. (2015). The Five Fundamentals of Civility for Physicians: #5 – Be Responsible. Ontario Medical Review, December: 12-14.

Kind, T. (2015). Professional Guidelines for Social Media Use: A Starting Point. American Medical Association Journal of Ethics. 17(5):441-447.

Lemaire, J.B. and Wallace J.E. (2010). Not All Coping Strategies Are Created Equal: A Mixed Methods Study Exploring Physicians’ Self Reported Coping Strategies. BMC Health Services Research, 10:208

Micieli, A. et al. (2015). A Medical Educator’s Guide to #MedEd. Academic Medicine. 90(8):1176.

Montgomery, A. The Inevitability of Physician Burnout: Implications for Interventions. Burnout Research, (2014) 1:50-56.

Myers, M. F. (2004). Medical Marriages and Other Intimate Relationships. Medical Journal of Australia, 181: 392-394.

Myers, M. F. (2001). The Well-Being of Physician Relationships. Western Journal of Medicine, 174: 30-33.

Newman, K.M. (2016). Could Stress Be Causing Your Relationship Problems? Greater Good Science Centre.

Pereira, I. et al. (2015). Thou Shalt Not Tweet Unprofessionally: An Appreciative Inquiry into the Professional Use of Social Media. Postgrad Medicine. 91:561-564.

Ramsay, M.A.E. (2001). Conflict in the Healthcare Workplace. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, 14(2):138-139.

Reed, D. et al. (2013). Contemporary Issues in Medical Professionalism: Challenges & Opportunities. Minnesota Medicine. 96(11):44-47.

Remen, R. (2001). Recapturing the Soul of Medicine. Western Journal of Medicine. 174(1):4-5.

Roberts, M. (2012). Balint Groups: A Tool for Personal and Professional Resilience. Canadian Family Physician. 58:245.

Rubin, R. (2014). Recent Suicides Highlight Need to Address Depression in Medical Students and ResidentsJAMA312(17).

Saltman, D.C., O’Dea, N.A. & Kidd, M.R. (2006). Conflict Management: A Primer For Doctors in Training. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 82(963):9-12.

Shanafelt, et al. Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative to the General US Population. Archives of Internal Medicine. (2012) 172(18):1377-85.

Tsai et al. (2017). Meaning & Purpose: Refocusing on the Why in Medical Education. NEJM Catalyst.

Ventola, C.L. (2014). Social Media & Health Care Professionals: Benefits, Risks & Best PracticesPharmacy Therapeutics. 39(7):491-520.

Wallace, J.E., Lemaire, J.B. and Ghali, W.A. (2009). Physician Wellness: A Missing Quality Indicator. Lancet. 374:1714-21.

Wallace, J.E. & Lemaire, J. (2009). Physician Well Being and Quality of Patient Care: An Exploratory Study of the Missing Link. Psychology, Health & Medicine. 14(5):545-552.

Wible, P. (2014). Physician Suicide 101: Secrets, Lies & Solutions. Ideal Medical Care.

Woodford, G. (2006). Doctors and D-I-V-O-R-C-E – Medical Marriage is Stressful. Don’t Become a Statistic. National Review of Medicine, March 3(5).

Zeckhausen, W. (2002). Eight Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout. Family Practice Management. April 9(4):35-38.

 

Books

Benson, H. (1984) Beyond the Relaxation Response, Berkley Publishing Group, New York.

Brown, B. (2010). The Gifts of Imperfection. Hazelden, USA.

Brown, B. (2015). Rising Strong. Spiegel & Grau, New York.

Covey, S.R. (2003). First Things First. Free Press, New York.

Covey, S.R. (2004). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Free Press, New York.

Gottman, J.M. (2001). The Relationship Cure. Harmony Books, New York.

Gottman, J.M. (2015). The Seven Principles for Making Marriage work. Harmony, New York.

Huffington, A. (2014). Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. Harmony Books, USA.

Gawande, A. (2014). Being Mortal. Metropolitan Books, New York.

Kalanithi, P. (2016). When Breath Becomes Air. Random House, New York.

Patel, H. & Puddester, D. (2012). The Time Management Guide. The Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, Ontario.

Sotile, W.M. & Sotile, M.O. (2000). The Medical Marriage. American Medical Association, USA.

 

eBooks

iBooks

Vartabedian, B. (2015). The Public Physician: Practical Wisdom for Life in a Connected, Always-On World.

 

My Presentation Handouts

Physicians Engaging on Social Media & eProfessionalism (PDF) – CCPH 2015

Physicians & Social Media – Benefits, Pitfalls & Professionalism (PDF) – CFPC FMF 2016

 

Podcasts

On Being

The Doctor Paradox

 

Policies

Medical Professionalism (CMA 2005)

Social Media and Canadian Physicians: Issues and Rules of Engagement (CMA 2011)

 

Presentations

2014

Topic: Staying Well During Residency & Beyond

Audience: Rural Alberta North – 1st & 2nd year Family Medicine Residents

Location: Red Deer Regional Hospital, Red Deer, AB

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014

 

2015

Topic: You Are Not Alone – Overcoming Barriers to Physician Wellness in Rural Practice

Audience: 31st Annual Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals

Location: Banff Park Lodge, Banff, AB

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015

This session was provided on behalf of The Physician & Family Support Program of the Alberta Medical Association.

 

Topic: “Creating” Your Life As A Resident

Audience: Rural Alberta North – 1st & 2nd year Family Medicine Residents

Location: Red Deer Regional Hospital, Red Deer, AB

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015

 

Topic: Applying Our Senses to Manage Stress & Enhance Professional Relationships

Audience: University of Alberta Otolaryngology Resident Retreat

Location: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, AB

Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015

This session was provided on behalf of The Physician & Family Support Program of the Alberta Medical Association.

 

Topic: Well Physician Course – Introduction to The Physician & Family Support Program

Audience: University of Calgary 1st Year Medical Students

Location: The University of Calgary Health Sciences Centre, Calgary, AB

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015

This session was provided on behalf of The Physician & Family Support Program of the Alberta Medical Association.

 

Topic: Developing & Maintaining Wellness Habits During Residency

Audience: University of Calgary PGY-1 Residents

Location: Rockyview General Hospital, Calgary, AB

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This session was provided on behalf of The Physician & Family Support Program of the Alberta Medical Association.

 

Topic: Physicians Engaging on Social Media & eProfessionalism

Audience: 4th Canadian Conference on Physician Health

Location: Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

 

Topic: Managing Stress & Building Resilience as a Resident

Audience: University of Calgary Anesthesiology Residency Program

Location: Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015

This session was provided on behalf of The Physician & Family Support Program of the Alberta Medical Association.

 

Topic: Your Personal Wellness & Managing Stress as a Physician

Audience: Calgary West Central Primary Care Network

Location: Mount Royal University – Ross Glen Hall, Calgary, AB

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015

This session was provided on behalf of The Physician & Family Support Program of the Alberta Medical Association.

 

2016

Topic: Managing Stress & Building Resilience as a Resident

Audience: University of Alberta Pediatrics Residency Program

Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Edmonton, AB

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

This session was provided on behalf of The Physician & Family Support Program of the Alberta Medical Association.

 

Topic: Stress & Time Management as a Physician

Audience: Calgary West Central Primary Care Network

Location: Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016

This session was provided on behalf of The Physician & Family Support Program of the Alberta Medical Association.

 

Topic: Panel Discussion – The Emotional Wellness of Physicians Across Their Career

Audience: Alberta Psychiatric Association Scientific Conference & Annual General Meeting

Location: The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, AB

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016

This session was provided on behalf of The Physician & Family Support Program of the Alberta Medical Association.

 

Topic: Resident Wellness Miniconference – Managing Stress & Building Resilience

Audience: University of Calgary & University of Alberta Residency Programs

Location: Best Western Village Park Inn, Calgary, AB

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016

This session was provided on behalf of The Physician & Family Support Program of the Alberta Medical Association.

 

Topic: Physicians & Social Media – Benefits, Pitfalls & Professionalism

Audience: Family Medicine Forum 2016

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

 

Publications

10 Tips for Using Social Media in Professional Practice – Canadian Medical Protective Association

A Nurse’s Guide to Twitter – Ausmed Education

Exercise & Stress: Get Moving to Manage Stress – Mayo Clinic

Healthy Eating Plate & Pyramid – Department of Nutrition Harvard School of Public Health

How to Meditate Daily – Zen Habits

It’s Your Health – Health Canada

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind – Zen Habits

Physical Activity Guidelines – The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

Physician Health & Wellness – Canadian Medical Association

Professionalism in the Use of Social Media – American Medical Association

STRESS…At Work – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tips to Get Active – Public Health Agency of Canada

Transitioning to Practice – Canadian Medical Association

 

Publications

Alberta Doctors’ Digest

Shining Light on the Importance of Healthy Medical Relationships (PDF)

Fulfilled Physicians

Physicians as Inspiration – Realistic Approaches to Healthcare (URL)

Huffington Post

Combating the Winter Blues (URL)

How Do You Recharge Your Batteries? (URL)

How To Stop Judging Others (URL)

How to Quiet Your Busy Mind (URL)

How You Can Prevent Sport-Related Injuries? (URL)

Sit Less, Live Longer (URL)

What I Have Learned About Being a Mom (URL)

KevinMD

What Can We Learn From Inspirational Physicians? (URL)

Physician Family

4 Steps Toward Achieving Work-Life and Home-Life Balance (PDF)

Vital Signs

The Illustrious Goal to Achieve Work-Life Balance (PDF)

Out of the Shadows – Shining Light on Physician Suicide (PDF)

The Well-Being of the Relationship with Yourself – Physician Self-Care (PDF)

What Works for Me

Redefining My Passion Through Creativity (URL)

 

TED Talks

Brian Goldman – Doctors Makes Mistakes. Can We Talk About That?

Leana Wen – What Your Doctor Won’t Disclose

Pamela Wible – How to Get Naked With Your Doctor

Rick Warren – A Life of Purpose

 

Videos

Dr. Mike Evans – 23 and 1/2 Hours

 

Websites

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine – Massachusetts General Hospital

Mindfulness Based Achievement

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine