On February 21, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians held its first session of the 2018 Wellness Wednesdays series that focused participants on creating a meaningful and personalized vision for a healthier, happier year ahead.
For those who were not able to join the session, the program was video recorded and has been added to the OAFP’s Wellness Wednesdays archive. Provided in the archive are several valuable resources including articles and books that will motivate you toward personal introspection on the people, tasks, and goals that emphasis your own wellbeing.
The Academy’s Wellness Wednesdays program is a structured, bi-monthly webinar series that focuses on enhancing professional and personal wellness. Creation of the series is the result of the OAFP’s Joy of Medicine Workgroup – a group of volunteer physicians tasked to champion the strategic objective of bringing back the joy to family medicine.
The series is facilitated by a licensed professional clinical counselor from the Ohio Physicians Health Program (OPHP), is offered for free, and is scheduled on a Wednesday over the typical lunch hour, 12:15-1 p.m.
If you have not registered already, there is still space available for the next Wellness Wednesdays series session on Wednesday, April 18, titled, “How to Approach a Peer Who is in Need of Help.” This session will assist you in approaching a colleague you suspect is burnout and in professional distress, despite your shared medical training experience of never showing “weakness.”
Other resources for improving physician wellness and beating burnout are available through the OAFP website.
If you have questions about the Wellness Wednesdays program, please contact Deputy Executive Vice President Kate Mahler, CAE, or call 800.742.7327.