Wellness: Make It Your No. 1 Goal in 2019



You’ve seen the presentation every time you’re on an airplane: “In case of emergency, affix your own oxygen mask before assisting others.” 

The same can be said about medicine: If you take care of yourself, you’ll be better able to care for your patients.

These days, health care professionals have many ways to take care of themselves, from the basics like eating well and exercising, to sabbaticals and stress relief programs offered at health facilities.

But are all Texas institutions increasing their wellness resources and creating wellness programs for all: medical students, residents, physicians, academic center leadership, and faculty?

According to the Texas Medical Association Think Tank Survey, 36 percent of Texas institutions do not have a standard process for physicians seeking self-help, or health professionals are unaware of a process to help a colleague or individual in need.

If you would like to learn how to institute self-help programs at your facility, or if you would like to understand ways to improve your well-being, join TMA and the Baylor College of Medicine at the inaugural Physician Health and Wellness Exchange on Saturday, March 2, in Houston.

The “Identifying Best Practices for Wellness and Resilience in Academic Medical Centers” discussion at the exchange will be guided by this survey. Please take the survey, even if you can’t attend the event.

Need a hotel? Register before Friday, Feb. 8, to secure the TMA group rate of $159.


Last Updated On

January 17, 2019

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