Author: Mariam Ahmed BSc
As many medical students, residents, and attending physicians can attest, medicine is a unique and challenging field. With all that medicine entails, the topic of physician health and wellness has emerged as an area of concern. Poor physician wellness has numerous effects, with implications reaching beyond lives of the affected physicians and their families. Although progress has been made to improve physician wellness, the process remains incomplete. Changes at every level — from individual physicians, all the way to medical regulators and government — may be necessary to establish satisfactory support for physicians going forward.
Keywords: physician wellness, burnout, resident duty hours