Trainee Wellness

Faculty members experience numerous stressors throughout their careers. Increasing regulatory burdens and evolving care delivery models create more administrative responsibilities that leave less time for patients and students. Clinical adverse events frequently result in emotional turmoil and distress for everyone involved.

Developing resilience leads to a more satisfying career and lowers the risk of burnout. By embracing wellness and improving personal resiliency, faculty members can reconnect with the meaning of their work and fend off stress. Reducing or eliminating burnout also has practical implications for the entire department such as improving patient safety, student advancement, and the overall campus environment.

Healthcare workers are exposed to a variety of emotionally and physically difficult situations. As a result, healthcare workers are at risk for traumatization following an unanticipated adverse event. This traumatization, when unsupported, can lead to difficulty sleeping, anxiety, isolation, leaving the workforce, and other physical symptoms (Scott, 2009; Wu, 2000).

Because of the direct impact on the team members involved in adverse medical events, the effort to support team members immediately and thereafter is crucial to their own personal success, emotional safety, and patient safety.

For a complete list of Trainee Wellness resources, please visit the internal GME Wellness page on the UH Digital Workplace (access needed).

Faculty Fatigue Recognition & Mitigation

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Faculty Fatigue Recognition & Mitigation is a PowerPoint presentation on the importance of sleep and recognition of sleepiness and fatigue. The Connor Integrative Medicine Network provides workshops and retreat services to all residents. Access the list of services.

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Mental Wellness
Support

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Medical professionals can find more information on how to support each other, express concern to peers, and encourage help-seeking behavior.

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Schwartz
Rounds

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Offering healthcare providers a regularly scheduled time during their fast-paced work lives to openly and honestly discuss social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients.

Pediatric Rounds
3rd Tuesday of even months
12:00 - 1:00 p​.m.

Adult/UH Seidman Cancer Center Rounds
2nd Thursday of every other month starting in January
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Bolwell A

Lactation
Rooms

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Main Campus & Community Health Centers

Employees have access to several lactation rooms on main campus and at each community health center. View the full list of lactation rooms and room accessibility. VA Lactation Room Access at all health centers.

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

University Hospitals residents whose rotation is located at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center have access to two lactation rooms. For more information on the location and accessibility to these rooms, visit the employee internal site or contact Kin Thach.

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Peer
Support

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The purpose of the Peer Support program is to respond to team members affected by adverse events in a standardized way, modeled after successful programs at other institutions.

We understand our employees experience many stressors throughout the workday both professionally and personally. These adverse events can result in emotional turmoil and distress for everyone involved. Developing resilience is important and leads to a more satisfying career and healthy relationships. By embracing wellness and improving personal resiliency, faculty members can reconnect with the meaning of their work and fend off stress. Sometimes the professional help of your colleagues is needed to build resilience or learn the skills needed to manage the stressors. Visit the Therapists List Available to Residents for a list of colleagues who can provide support.

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Safety

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A critical aspect of upholding the University Hospitals’ Code of Conduct is our Speak-Up Culture. Every UH caregiver has a duty to do right personally and to report unethical conduct or threats to the safety of patients or each other. Rest assured that there will be no retaliation or retribution for reporting good-faith concerns. For more information on Safety, visit the Compliance & Ethics site.

University Hospitals offers monthly Wellness Education courses. View a list of dates and times for the Employee Assistance Brown Bag Wellness Education series.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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It is important to maintain a balanced lifestyle and volunteering is another way to help our community. The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.