Wellness

Physician Health and Wellness Challenge Winners Highlight Workforce Wellness - 04/05/2022

Five posters summarizing unique wellness initiatives undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic took top honors at the 2021 Physician Health and Wellness (PHW) poster session. The posters were presented as part of the virtual PHW Health and Wellness Exchange last fall, hosted by the Texas Medical Association in collaboration with the Travis County Medical Society.


When Physicians Need Treatment, TMA’s PBF Wellness Fund Can Help - 12/09/2021

If COVID-19 or other conditions are affecting your well-being, the Texas Medical Association is here to help you seek assistance.


Social Determinants Undermine Patient Health - 11/02/2021

For many patients, roadblocks like a broken air conditioner neglected by the landlord  are the social determinants of health that impact their well-being and quality of life, and can harm their health. Physicians say the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic also revealed how deeply social determinants disproportionately affect certain populations. For example, due to chronic structural inequities that affect wellbeing, such as safe housing, access to medical care, and certain jobs that carry a higher risk of disease exposure, COVID-19 has disproportionately sickened, hospitalized, and killed people of color and those with low incomes.


Physician Health and Wellness Education Committee - 10/27/2021

TMA Committee on Physician Health and Wellness (PHWC) Ad Hoc Committee on Education


Medical Burnout: Breaking Bad - 06/23/2021

A recent Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation survey of 1,327 front-line health care workers in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic revealed that medical burnout has reached epidemic proportions.


Develop a Personal Crisis Management Plan With This Physicians Foundation Tool - 05/26/2021

A 2020 survey by The Physicians Foundation found that 58% of physicians experienced feelings of burnout during the pandemic, but only 13% reported seeking medical attention for a mental health problem as a result of COVID-19’s impact on their practice or employment.


County Medical Societies Develop Local Physician Wellness Resources With TMA Foundation Grants - 05/26/2021

Spurred by the demands and circumstances of delivering care during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Medical Association Foundation established its Caring for Physician Healers: Mental Health and Wellness Resources During COVID-19 Fund with support from the Pfizer Foundation.


Physician Wellness at TexMed: Build Your Resilience Toolkit - 05/24/2021

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Prioritize Your Wellness With Help from TMA and the Physician Health and Wellness Committee - 05/23/2021

Physicians are so busy taking care of their patients, their families, and their communities they often don’t take care of themselves. Your health matters, and the Texas Medical Association has many resources to help take care of you. Check out TMA’s array of free CME programs to help you identify any negative emotions you might be experiencing and how to overcome them.


Physician and Alliance Leadership Needed - Join local school health advisory councils - 05/05/2021

Join your local school health advisory council (SHAC) to help improve community health and wellness. SHACs address all aspects of their school district’s school health program.


Back to the Heart - 04/30/2020

Cancer survivor Lee Tomlinson will stress compassionate care at TexMed 2020.