Wellness Program for Clinicians

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We view seeking balance and a hand up when needed as a strength, not a weakness!  At Boston Children’s Hospital’s Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain medicine we recognize the rigors, demands and stressors of a life dedicated to the care of sick children.  

Our approach to wellness and burnout prevention hinges on three major foci: 

  • Education
  • Peer Support
  • Skills Building  
Throughout the year we have a Health and Wellness Lecture Series, which seeks to inform our department and rotating trainees on subjects such as burnout, substance use disorder, work-life balance, fitness, nutrition, financial well-being and mindfulness.  We have a strong relationship with the Office of Clinician Support, which can provide any clinician with free and confidential counseling as needed. 

For our trainees, support is facilitated via a novel bridge between our robust Quality Improvement initiatives and our Advisor system, providing a catch net for trainees exposed to adverse outcomes.   In order to establish life-long patterns conducive to a balanced, mindful and fulfilling career, we also meet monthly with our fellows to explore the personal and emotional impact of perioperative events and interactions, and to focus more heavily on the positive aspects of the day to day practice of medicine.  

We believe that happy and balanced clinicians are more humanistic and effective clinicians, and we want to support that!  

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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