Taking care of your patients is obviously your first priority. But while you’re working to improve the lives of people in your community, don’t forget to take care of yourself, too.
After all, you can’t treat patients effectively if you’re not treating yourself well.
Stress, burnout, and day-to-day hassles can take a toll on your physical and emotional well-being. But practicing self-care will help you manage stress, focus better, and improve your overall mood.
If you want more information and tools to help you focus on caring for yourself, the Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Physician Health and Wellness has created the following CME courses:
- Self-Care: Your Daily Affirmation: Learn how to apply wellness concepts in order to care for yourself, and recognize the role of healthy behavior in managing the challenges of a medical practice.
- Addressing Fatigue in Physicians: Understand how fatigue can affect your performance and learn how to create a fatigue management plan.
- Aging Physicians: Practice Dilemmas: Learn to identify common cognitive, sensory, and motor illnesses that may affect physicians as they age, and be able to describe signs of underperformance.
Also, check out these health and wellness strategies and tools to help yourself and others:
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.
Choose from these free one-hour programs to be held at your facility.
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
September 13, 2019