The ACR is providing radiologists with tools to promote wellness and combat burnout. Physician-directed interventions such as restoring work-life integration, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, seeking mental health services, improving one’s self confidence and communication skills can be helpful[1
]. Organization-directed interventions must include open communication and transparency from leadership, workflow autonomy, mentorship opportunities, adequate PACS and EMR support, promotion of a healthy and collegial work environment, a regular measurement of wellness, creation of a wellness committee, and endorsement of wellness and burnout resources[1
]. Two years ago, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) introduced updated common program requirements for all accredited residencies and fellowships in recognition of the need to further promote resident and faculty member well-being and patient safety[2
However, both physicians and organizations/institutions may need guidance in assembling the tools to promote wellness; to this end, the Well-Being Toolkit (i.e., the radiology-specific resources within the WBI) and the Well-Being Curriculum (below) have been carefully curated by ACR Well-Being committees under the leadership of Lori Deitte, MD, chair of the ACR Commission on Publications and Lifelong Learning and Claire Bender, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR Commission on Human Resources. The compiled resources are shining examples of our talented community working together toward a common goal: being well together.
1. Chetlen AL, Chan TL, Ballard DH, et al. Addressing burnout in radiologists. Academic Radiology
2. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Common Program Requirements. Available at https://www.acgme.org/What-We-Do/Accreditation/Common-Program-Requirements
. Accessed December 1, 2018.