• Published On: April 22, 2022Categories: News

    By Russell Libby, MD The COVID-19 pandemic has added a new dimension of stress for physicians. Most of us live with some degree of anxiety and occasional depression, and it might be argued that it reflects some of the traits that drive us to become physicians. Our altruism, intuitive and learned skills and [...]

  • Published On: December 16, 2021Categories: News

    A new Mayo Clinic Proceedings article led by the American Medical Association explores the relationship between COVID-related stress and work intentions of U.S. health care workers. The article found that physicians, nurses, and advanced practice providers are at the highest risk of reducing clinical work hours or leaving their practice, [...]

  • Published On: November 9, 2021Categories: News

    Via the Medical Society of Virginia Blog. Read More Here. There’s no question COVID-19 has up-leveled physician stress and burnout — which you know all too well was already a challenge for medical professionals. Quarantines. Increased patient loads. Staff absences and shortages. Fear of exposure. Supply anxiety. New PPE protocols. [...]

  • Published On: October 5, 2021Categories: News

    BY ELAINE K. HOWLEY | SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 Since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was first officially declared, doctors, nurses and other clinicians have stepped up and shouldered burdens they never anticipated. They rose to the challenge magnificently, caring for the ill while protecting themselves and their families. But their [...]

  • Published On: September 16, 2021Categories: News

    #NPSADay is a reminder and call to action to help everyone prevent physician suicide, including health organizations, health systems, hospitals, medical societies and practices. It’s a time to talk — and to act — so physicians’ struggles don’t become mental health emergencies. SafeHaven™ is committed to raising awareness of the [...]

  • Published On: September 9, 2021Categories: News

    By Jennifer Feist and Corey Feist | Sept. 9, 2021 For more than a year, our nation's health care workers have been running at full speed. They are overworked and exhausted, all while treating patients with COVID-19, some of whom have recovered from the virus and others who haven't – and may never. [...]

  • Published On: September 9, 2021Categories: News

    The Power of A Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions associations make to society The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) has been named a 2021 Power of A Gold Award Winner for its Clinician Well-Being Program, SafeHaven™. SafeHaven™ was founded in 2020 after recognizing a greater need to provide [...]

  • Published On: June 17, 2021Categories: News    

  • Published On: April 25, 2021Categories: News

    Burnout was already significant and growing in the medical profession when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and worsened the problem, pushing health systems and care providers to their limits for more than a year. Illustration by Kaylee Van Tuinen “Physician burnout and physician wellness has been a topic for [...]