Physician Wellness

POSNA recognizes the vital importance of physician/practitioner wellness among its membership and as a foundational principle for workplace culture. Developing and sustaining a career in pediatric orthopaedics is rigorous and demanding. Practitioners are at risk for depression and burnout and we need strategies to combat this. 

POSNA Adopts a Member Health and Wellness Charter

Goldberg MJ1, Shea KG2, Weiss JM3, Carter CW4, Talwalkar VR5, Schwend RM The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Adopts a Member Health and Wellness Charter. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Nov 8. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001295. [Epub ahead of print]

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Wellness Resources


Physician Resliance and Burnout: Can You Make the Switch? Annie Nedrow, MD, MBA; Nicole A. Steckler, PhD; Joseph Hardman, MD. Family Practice Management. 2013 January/February.
Physician Well-Being: The Reciprocity of Practice Efficiency, Culture of Wellness, and Personal Resilience.  Bohman B, Dyrbye L, Sinsky CA, Linzer M, Olson K, Babbott S, Murphy ML, deVries PP, Hamid MS, Trockel M.  NEJM Catalyst. 2017 April.

Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience.  National Academy of Medicine. 

What Do We Mean by Physician Wellness?  A Systematic Review of Its Definition and Measurement.  Brady KJS, Trockel MT, Khan CT, Raj KS, Murphy ML, Bohman B, Frank E, Louie AK, Roberts LW.  Acad Psychiatry. 2018 Feb;42(1):94-108. doi: 10.1007/s40596-017-0781-6. Epub 2017 Sep 14. Review.