MEOC RESOURCES – PHYSICIAN WELLNESS

INTRODUCTION AND MESSAGE FROM LEADERSHIP

Physicians are facing unprecedented change given the current state of affairs and the COVID-19 pandemic. Change and uncertainty are shown to contribute to stress and many physicians may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and worried during these challenging times. With this in mind, we will keep this page updated with various resources that may be of use in maintaining your wellness and in directing you to resources for seeking support. The page includes information on:

  • Formal Mental Health and Psychological Support Resources
  • Physician-to-Physician Peer Support Resources
  • Education Resources

FORMAL MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

PHYSICIAN-TO-PHYSICIAN PEER SUPPORT RESOURCES

  • Provincial ZOOM Meeting Room with Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld – community of practice to discuss wellness challenges during the pandemic hosted weekly Mon, Wed @ 4-5 p.m. MT. Click here to register.
  • National ZOOM Meeting Room with Dr. Mamta Gautam – hosted daily @ 2 p.m. MT. Click here for information on how to register or email Dr. Gautam (mgautam@rogers.com).

EDUCATION RESOURCES

WELL DOC ALBERTA EDUCATION RESOURCES
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Well Doc Alberta is committed to providing education resources to support physician wellness, available on their website.
Education Bulletins – evidence-informed education and tips


Podcasts – evidence-based discussions with content experts


Invite to Input – an opportunity to contribute by sharing your perspectives and experiences


ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES
Watch your email for the CMO COVID-19 Daily Update for AHS Medical Staff bulletin. Additional physician wellness resources are also available on the Physician Diversity, Wellness and Leadership Development website.
Podcasts – updates and information to physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic


CANADIAN SOCIETY OF PHYSICIAN LEADERS
The CSPL is committed to providing short and practical resources for leading during the COVID 19 pandemic, available on their website.
Bulletins – evidence-informed education and tips


Podcasts – short episodes with Canadian leaders about how to lead during the pandemic, available on their website.



CMA JOULE
Joule has developed a COVID-19 learning series intended to provide expert support and guidance to help physicians and medical learners cope during this challenging time.
Webinars: Online learning opportunities with experts in the field, available on their website.
Blog Posts: Short articles on various wellness topics, available on their website.