March 2022
In This Issue...
1. Survey Reminder: Tell Us How We're Doing!
2. 2022 Annual Conference – Speakers Announced & GME Scholarship Opportunity
3. Register for March's Webinar
4. The Well-Being Connector Podcast
5. Have Your Research Featured!
6. In the News
7. Research
8. Other Resources
9. Coalition Book: Physician Well-Being During Sustained Crisis
Survey Reminder: Tell Us How We're Doing!

The team at The Coalition is working very hard to refine and expand on what it means to be a part of our organization. Our goal is to be the best resource you can turn to when looking for information or support related to Physician and APP well-being. 

You should have received a survey over the past few weeks in your inbox. The survey will take a few minutes to complete, but the information you provide will support our cause to expand our reach by offering more information, more opportunities for networking, and more chances to connect with each of you in a meaningful way. 

Please consider taking a moment to give us your sincere and honest feedback. We are committed to making updates to better serve you. Can you help us?
2022 Annual Conference — Speakers Announced & Scholarship Opportunity

We are pleased to announce the official list of Speakers at this year's Joy & Wholeness Summit!

The conference brings together various leaders and healthcare systems in the industry who are actively employing best practices to combat physician and APP burnout, while providing actionable steps to improve well-being and engagement.

We hope you are as excited as we are to join these Speakers in July for a refreshing and empowering summit! Register with Early Bird pricing by March 31. All registration and lodging information (including a draft agenda) can be found in full here.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Submissions should be submitted before April 30, 2022. 

Learn more and register now at

The purpose of the Coalition for Physician Well-Being Scholarship Program is to increase accessibility for current GME residents and fellows to attend the national annual conference.  This Program provides an opportunity to those who might not otherwise be able to participate.  Our conference focuses on educating and providing resources on how to partner with hospital and medical group leaders.  The conference also identifies programs and processes to enhance the well-being of clinicians. 

Click here for more information on guidelines and how to apply.
March 18th – Free Live Webinar
Pennie Sempell, JD
Mark T. Hughes, MD, MA, FACP, FAAHPM

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Core Faculty of Berman Institute of Bioethics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Moral Resilience Rounds

This webinar will describe Moral Resilience Rounds, a bi-monthly online meeting for health care workers to discuss any element of clinical care creating moral distress. Started during the COVID-19 pandemic, Moral Resilience Rounds provided an opportunity for members of the health care team to discuss ethical challenges, offer support and solidarity, share ideas and practices to uphold core values within the clinical community, and build moral resilience.

About the Speaker

Mark is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. As a clinician-educator, he divides his time between clinical care, research, ethics consultation, and education of a variety of learners.  He is board certified in both internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. He sees patients as a primary care physician and as an inpatient consultant in palliative medicine.  He co-chairs the hospital ethics committee. In his role on the ethics committee, he co-facilitated an online session for health care workers started during the COVID-19 pandemic entitled Moral Resilience Rounds.
The Well-Being Connector Podcast
Season 2, Episode 8
March 1, 2022
Les Schwab, MD

About the Speaker

Les Schwab, MD is a primary care physician with 40 years of experience in medical practice and healthcare organizational leadership. Most recently he served as the Chief Medical Officer at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.  Les has attained certification in coaching and now operates a coaching and consulting practice focused on performance improvement and leadership development.  He also served as principal investigator for a randomized controlled study of a coaching intervention that demonstrated a decrease in physician burnout.

Information on each of the prior episodes can be found on our website (click here) and you can download any of the episodes on whichever app you might normally use to listen to podcasts.
Have Your Research Featured on Social Media

An invitation for active members of the Coalition:

In our mission to promote meaning, purpose and joy in the practice of medicine, we are looking to share the work of our members who are championing physician well-being and engagement in their spheres of influence on our social media channels.

Do you have any recently published research or projects that you would like for us to feature? We'd love to share them with our audience! Please fill out the form below with your research information and how we can tag you/credit you in our posts. Thank you for your submission!
In the News

Exclusive: Angry and abused, health care workers still overwhelmingly love their careers, poll shows

USA Today reports on their poll of healthcare workers. Read more 

Mrs. J wanted a blanket in the emergency department. Saying no chips away at my soul

An emergency room physician explains how his moral injuries come from seemingly small issues such as not being able to provide a blanket to a patient who says she is cold. Read more

I lost compassion': Why it's in all our best interests to fix doctor burnout

A doctor from the other side of the world discusses her experience with burnout. Read more 

The Good Doctor 

This month, the world lost Paul Farmer MD, an inspirational physician who succeeded under the most challenging conditions. “It’s so awful you might as well be cheerful.” Read more

Health Care Expenditures Attributable to Primary Care Physician Overall and Burnout-Related Turnover: A Cross-sectional Analysis

It is interesting to see a paper that estimates the cost on PCP burnout due to turnover: "Turnover of PCPs results in approximately $979 million in excess health care expenditures for public and private payers annually, with $260 million attributable to PCP burnout-related turnover." Read more

The use of emotional intelligence skills in combating burnout among residency and fellowship program directors

Although the level of burnout in program directors is not as high as in physicians in training, it is still significant, and this small study used a self-reported questionnaire to better understand this issue. Read more

Perceptions on Burnout and the Medical School Learning Environment of Medical Students Who Are Underrepresented in Medicine

Of the 26,567 responses to the American Medical Colleges Graduation Questionnaire, the 3,947 (15%) people who described themselves as underrepresented in medicine (i.e., Alaska Native, Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, and/or Pacific Islander) had a small increased risk for exhaustion-related burnout. Read more

Burn-out and employability rates are impacted by the level of job autonomy and workload among Dutch gastroenterologists

This survey of 238 physicians found a correlation between burnout and both a high quantitative workload and emotional workload. Unlike previous studies, job crafting did not appear to provide a protective effect. Read more
Other Resources

The Clinician Well-Being Collaborative

The National Academy of Medicine has formed a network of more than two hundred organizations committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout, and their website offers links to useful resources. Read more

For Health Care Workers and Responders

A list of resources for healthcare workers to deal with the stress of COVID put together by the National Center for PTSD of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more

Lessons from the battlefield

A group that formed to support former British soldiers has packaged up some of their materials to help healthcare providers. Read more

5 Ways to Restore Depleted Health Care Workers

Harvard Business Review offers suggestions for how healthcare organizations can support their workers. Read more
Physician Well-Being During Sustained Crisis
The Coalition for Physician Well-Being is excited for the release of its new book, Physician Well-Being During Sustained Crisis. With timely content geared towards physician leaders at every level, our new book offers recommendations and practical solutions for combating the negative effects of burnout while providing the tools necessary for building resilience and restoring hope. For more information and how to order, click here.

“Timely and relevant insight to add to the clinicians “tool kit” for self-care.” - Christopher T Conti, MD, Chief Medical Officer, FAITHWorks Wellness Group

5 out of 5 stars – highly recommend
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