Today more than ever, physicians are at risk of experiencing occupational hazards such as burnout and distress. ChristianaCare residency programs, the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), and the Center for Worklife Wellbeing partner to promote resident health and wellbeing. Individual and organizational wellbeing are understood to be intricately linked. For trainees, healthy clinical learning environments are paramount. Resident wellbeing is a shared responsibility across multiple levels of the organization, including the programmatic, graduate medical education committee (GMEC), and institution.
On a programmatic level, we offer quarterly wellbeing “check-ins” with a palliative care LCSW. During these monthly sessions the fellow will meet at a local coffee shop to debrief and discuss self-care. Additionally, the Supportive and Palliative Care team meets monthly for Clinical Supervision, in which emotionally/psychologically difficult cases are discussed as a team under the guidance of a clinical psychologist.