Faculty Development can run courses for groups of physicians and
Finding & Creating Joy in Work - Institue for Healthcare Improvement course
USask Continuing Medical Education has been developing a robust wellness program with Dr. Anita Chakravarti. We highly recommend you access these resources though the CME link here
The CMA has website resources on physician wellness: https://www.sma.sk.ca/programs/3/physician-support-programs.html
View the CMA Wellness Connection ― a virtual space where physicians and medical learners can find a range of tools and resources for those looking for support, as well as those looking to support others.
SMA has resources on physician wellness as well at https://www.sma.sk.ca/inner/4/living-well-physician-wellness.html
Healthcare Worker Mental Health Facebook Group - Emily Sullivan with USask is involved with a research team that has created a Facebook group that is designed to disseminate evidence-based wellness, coping, and self-care resources to health professionals. If you have Facebook they'd love it if you would consider participating. You can join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthworkerscoping/. Each week in the group we share a different coping strategy, tips for how to use it, and provide support for all of those in the health fields who are making our way through this difficult time. If you have any questions about the group feel free to contact the Stress & Wellness Research Lab at the University of Saskatchewan (who are hosting the page) at email@example.com or by phone at 306-966-6731.
CSEP (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology) View the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines
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- Physician wellness and remediation
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- Rediscovering the joy of family practice
- Physician health: State of knowledge and approaches
- Saskatchewan Physician Health Program (SMA)
- Canadian Medical Association – Physician health
- Family Practice Management – Topic collection on Physician burnout and work-life balance
- Ephysicianhealth.com – a comprehensive, online physician health and wellness resource designed to help physicians and physicians in training to be resilient in their professional and personal lives
- Canadian Medical Protective Association – Articles on physician wellness
- Ontario Medical Association – Physician Health Program
- CanMEDS Physician health guide - handbook
- Spiritual wellness resources at USask can found at https://wellness.usask.ca/faithleaders/#Aboutu
Check out the ICE (International Clinician Educators) Blog:
Patty McCord: 8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for: https://www.ted.com/talks/patty_mccord_8_lessons_on_building_a_company_people_enjoy_working_for?language=en
- The Canadian Government has developed a number of documents on resilience - see General recommendations on fatigue risk management for the Canadian Forces
- University of Saskatchewan Wellness Toolkit for People Leaders
- College of Medicine resident wellness resources - Post-Graduate Medical Education
- FD highly recommends all faculty take the course on the CME site on Indigenous Wellness. This course is offered regularly and you can register through CME.
- Other resources on Indigenous health are at http://www.nccah-ccnsa.ca/34/Publications.nccah
- The Indigenous Physicians of Canada link is http://ipac-amic.org/.
The CoM Division of Social Accountability has many resources and events to support your work in this area. Please visit their site at:
Indigenous Health is a priority area of the AFMC (Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada). https://afmc.ca/priorities/indigenous-health is an excellent source of the resources they have available.
Mentorship is an important part of faculty development. Mentors may be from the same department, a different department, or at a different medical school or clinical environment. Mentors may support you in your teaching or clinical practice, and you may have a different mentor for different aspects of your personal and professional life.
Why is this important?
Wellness is a priority area in the CoM strategic plan particularly related to education. Wellness initiatives exist in UGME, PGME and CME. Provincial and national medical organizations are paying more and more attention to the issues of physician health recognizing the huge impact this has in our education institutions and in our clinical environments.
If you need help with this website or our content, please contact the FD office at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need help for personal wellness issues, we recommend you get a family physician and can contact the SMA Physician Health program: https://sma.sk.ca/programs/44/physician-health-program.html
Want to learn more?
This is an amazing area with lots going on in each province and nationally. A place to start might be to attend the Canadian Physician Health Conference. Visit the CMA physician wellness page at https://www.cma.ca/physician-health-and-wellness.
How can I build on this?
Find out what is going on in your discipline or training program. Connect with others who are working in this area. Enjoy your involvement in healthy behaviours!
Track Your Thinking
Thinking about your thinking – click here to download and use this template to record “process notes” to reflect on what you want to use or take away from this page. This can be similar to writing a progress note on patient care. Download this pdf and keep it as a record. Write out your comments on what you are learning and come back to this from time to time to see how your thoughts and feelings are changing. Review what you have written and re-comment on how you are applying what you are learning to your day to day practice.