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.
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.”
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.
Annual Meeting Events
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
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