These specific tips are being offered by Dr. Rachel Roberts, Medical Director of Provider Wellness.
Be intentional about the information you are absorbing
Taking in a constant stream of alarming news increases your stress and anxiety—and has long-term consequences for your physical health, too. The key is to balance your media diet with news stories that are more inspiring or offer solutions, and then share them with friends and family. Taking those steps will help instill a sense of hope and personal agency, in yourself and others. Read more
A career in medicine has always been demanding and stressful at times but so much more at the present. It may be helpful to talk to a colleague who understands these stressors, and the effects that they can have. We can connect providers one-on-one with volunteer physicians who can informally listen, provide perspective, provide resources, and help identify options. Learn more
Headspace is giving a free subscription to all US healthcare providers (with an NPI) for the remainder of the year. Also, we have a list of live feed contemplative practices happening at different times with different communities.
Stuck@home Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert
Join Stanford Medicine & the Muse every Thursday for an hour of musical performances by Stanford Medicine faculty, residents, staff, students & friends. We believe in the power of music to heal and unite, particularly during uncertain times. UHA providers may also perform! If you’d like to perform, email Jacqueline (firstname.lastname@example.org). Learn more