Do You Give, and Receive, Enough Support From Your Community?

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As social media and online communities continue to expand, it can be easy to lose your connection to the physical world. Yes, you might be connecting to more people online, but are you spending enough time with the community around you?

A lack of community support can contribute to increased anxiety, depression, and unhealthy behaviors such as addiction.

But making connections and strengthening communication skills can help you better deal with adversity, trauma, threats, and stress, according to the American Psychiatric Association.

To help you make quality connections with your colleagues in your practice or medical school, the Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Physician Health and Wellness has created the following CME courses: 

  • Overcoming Distress in Medicine: Learn how to diffuse distress by recognizing its sources and adopting resources and strategies - both personal and institutional – that help distressed individuals cope.
  • Promoting Resilience and Well-being in Our Work and Learning Environment: Learn how to build a support system to prevent, recognize, and address burnout and create a stable foundation of wellness. 
  • Addictive Behavioral Disorders: Learn how to build a support system to prevent, recognize, and address burnout and create a stable foundation of wellness. 
  • Wellness Plugins: Resources regarding well-being, dimensions of meaning in work, burnout, stress, work-life integrations, fatigue, mental/emotional quality of life, and physical quality of life.

Also, check out these online resources from the committee: 

Need ethics CME? TMA Physician Health and Wellness is your No. 1 stop. We are committed to providing health and wellness education accessible online, virtually, or live.

As part of your TMA membership, hundreds of CME and ethics hours are now available at no cost to you, compliments of TMA Insurance Trust. This is just one of the ways we are working to support you, and thank you for all you do. Not a member? Join today for access to dozens of free CME courses from TMA.

 

Last Updated On

January 07, 2020

Originally Published On

September 11, 2019

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