Wellness and Resilience


In accordance with  SAEM's Statement on Commitment to Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, SAEM supports endeavors related to physical health and wellness and the fight against burnout. Below is a growing collection of SAEM wellness initiatives, partnerships, articles, and other resources supporting this cause.

COVID-19 Toolkits

This toolkit for emergency care providers gives you just what you need to know now to make the right decisions for your COVID-19 patients. Helpful references guide you through important conversations with your newly diagnosed patients. Plus, you’ll find curated resources and references from trusted sources to keep you in the know about the latest in COVID-19 evidence.

COVID-19 Provider Toolkit

This patient toolkit is intended for emergency medicine providers and the patients for whom they care. Share this with your newly diagnosed patients. It contains easy to download information and videos to help them understand COVID-19 infection, treatment, self-care, and care for others in their homes.

COVID-19 Patient Toolkit

Stop the Stigma EM

Everyone has a role to play in breaking down the barriers to mental health care in emergency medicine. Click the link below for helpful resources and to see how you can help “Stop the Stigma in EM.”

Stop the Stigma EM: A Toolkit for Individuals, Educators & Institutions

NAM Action Collaborative

SAEM is a proud, inaugural sponsor of the  National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience — a network of more than 60 organizations formed in 2017 and committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout by raising the visibility of clinician anxiety, burnout, depression, stress, and suicide; improving baseline understanding of challenges to clinician well-being; and advancing evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions to improve patient care by caring for the caregiver.

The Action Collaborative is composed of  five working groups that will meet over the course of four years to identify evidence-based strategies to improve clinician well-being at both the individual and systems levels. Products and activities of these five working groups include an online knowledge hub, a series of NAM Perspectives discussion papers, and an all-encompassing conceptual model that reflects the domains affecting clinician well-being. 

Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub

The Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub is a comprehensive resource repository for those seeking to promote clinician well-being at their organizations and in their personal lives.  Visit the knowledge hub.

Making The Case For The Chief Wellness Officer In America’s Health Systems: A Call To Action

Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being: Nine Organizational Strategies to Promote Engagement and Reduce Burnout

Implementing Optimal Team-Based Care to Reduce Clinician Burnout

More resources

Annual Meeting Events

SAEM19 Consensus Conference—Wellness for the Future: Cultural and Systems-based Challenges and Solutions 

SAEM Wellness Committee-Sponsored Didactics

SAEM Pulse Articles

The Academic EM Physician's Role in Promoting Physician Wellness - September/October 2018 

Imposter Syndrome: The Shame We Wear Beneath the White Coats - March/April 2018

EM Health and Wellness: World Suicide Prevention Day - September/October 2017 

Graduate Medical Education / Decoding Physician Wellness - May/June 2017 

AEM Journal

So the Doctor Is Burned Out: What Does It Mean for Patient Care? - February 2019

Regarding Wellness and Burnout Initiatives in Emergency Medicine - December 2017

Current Workforce Characteristics and Burnout in Pediatric Emergency Medicine - January 2016

A Reflection on the Measurement of the Burnout Syndrome - March 2015

AEM Education and Training Journal

Emergency Medicine Trainee Burnout is Associated with Lower Patients' Satisfaction with Their Emergency Department Care - February 2018

Emergency Medicine Faculty Are Poor at Predicting Burnout in Individual Trainees: An Exploratory Study - April 2017

Screening for Burnout in Emergency Medicine Residents: Now What? - April 2017

An Investigation of the Relationship Between Emergency Medicine Trainee Burnout and Clinical Performance in a High-fidelity Simulation Environment - January 2017