Occupational (July)

“The occupationally well individual contributes her/his unique skills/talents to work that is meaningful and rewarding.  This person's values are expressed through involvement in paid and non-paid activities that are personally rewarding for the individual and make a contribution to the well-being of the community at large.  He or she has satisfactorily integrated his/her commitment to the occupational realm into a total lifestyle that is rewarding.” (Hettler 1976)


Emergency Medicine Relevance:  Maintain compassion and empathy, mitigate bias for longevity in a rewarding career.  Litigation stress. Medical error.


Individualized Interactive Instruction (III) Assignments: (to be completed in June)

  1.  Complete an Implicit Association Test: (consider Race, or Arab/Muslim)                      https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html (15 minutes credit)

    2. View NYT videos:  (POV series, 6 videos, total 15 minute credit)                                          https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004818663/peanut-butter-jelly-and-           racism.html

    3. Read: How to Be a Real EP-Advice for New Graduates.  James Roberts, MD.                         Emergency Medicine News, September 2016 (15 minutes credit)

    4. Read: Reflections about “Burn-Out”.  Carey Chisholm, MD.  AEM, 2009 (15 minutes           credit) 

    (total one hour) 


Occupational Wellness presentation


Other resources for residents:

Webinar series: “You’ve been sued, now what” on the ACEP website http://mdmentor.com/resources/05-11+SYHBS+HL+revised.pdf

“Getting Sued. A Resident’s Perspective” https://www.acep.org/Content.aspx?id=22726

Bouncebacks! Emergency Department Cases: ED Returns https://embouncebacks.com/

Medically Induced Trauma Support Services: http://www.mitss.org/index.html

”Doctors have feelings, too,” NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/opinion/doctors-have-feelings-too.html?_r=1&emc=eta1