Health and Wellness Resources

SSR Health & Wellness Resources


I.  Web Resources

ACR Radiologist Well-Being Program -

Self-Awareness & Self-Care for Physicians Centre for Practitioner Renewal -

Commonweal Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonweal -

Professional Quality of life scale - 

Mindfulness Meditation - Headspace app; Clear app

Spirit Rock Meditation Center -

Univ. of Massachusetts Med. School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society -

Heart Rate Variability biofeedback training - 

Reflective Writing & Health -


II. Articles

Physician Self-Care, Wellbeing and Burnout 

Harolds JAParikh JRBluth EIDutton SCRecht MP. Burnout of Radiologists: Frequency, Risk Factors, and Remedies: A Report of the ACR Commission on Human Resources. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Apr;13(4):411-6

Chetlen AL et al, Addressing Burnout in Radiologists, Acad Rad 2019;26;526-533

Nedrow A, Steckler NA, Hardman J. Physician resilience and burnout: can you make the switch? Fam Pract Manag. 2013;20(1):25-30.

Kearney MK, Weininger RB, Vachon ML, Harrison RL, Mount BM. Self-care of physicians caring for patients at the end of life: "Being connected... a key to my survival". JAMA. 2009;301(11):1155-64

Shanafelt T, Noseworthy JH, Exectutive Leadership & Physician Well-Being: Nine Organizational Strategies to Promote Engagement & Reduce Burnout, Mayo Clin Proc, 2017:92:129-146

West CP, Dyrbye LN, Erwin PJ, Shanafelt TD. Interventions to prevent and reduce physician burnout: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 2016;388(10057):2272-81.

Panagioti M, Panagopoulou E, Bower P, Lewith G, Kontopantelis E, Chew-Graham C et al. Controlled Interventions to Reduce Burnout in Physicians: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):195-205.

West CP, Dyrbye LN, Rabatin JT, Call TG, Davidson JH, Multari A et al. Intervention to promote physician well-being, job satisfaction, and professionalism: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):527-33.

Revich KJ, Seligman MEP, McBride S, Master Resilience Training in the US Army, Am Psychologist, 2011;64:25-34

Krupinski EA, Berbaum KS, Caldwell RT, Schartz KM, Kim J. Long radiology workdays reduce detection and accommodation accuracy.

J Am Coll Radiol. 2010 Sep;7(9):698-704. 

Waite S, Kolla S, Jeudy J, Legasto A, Macknik SL, Martinez-Conde S, Krupinski EA, Reede DL. Tired in the Reading Room: The Influence of Fatigue in Radiology.

J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Feb;14(2):191-197. 

Restauri N, Flug JÁ, Mcarthur TA. A Picture of Burnout: Case Studies and Solutions Toward Improving Radiologists' Well-being.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2017 Sep - Oct;46(5):365-368. 



Hoffmann JC, Mittal S, Hoffmann CH, Fadl A, Baadh A, Katz DS, Flug J. Combating the Health Risks of Sedentary Behavior in the Contemporary Radiology Reading Room. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jun;206(6):1135-40.  

Richardson ML.  Wellness in the radiology reading room: making your workstation a workout station. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Sep;203(3):627-9.

Lamar DLChou SHMedverd JRSwanson JO. Sedentary Behavior in the Workplace: A Potential Occupational Hazard for Radiologists. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2016 Jul-Aug;45(4):253-7.


Mindfulness & Meditation

Connelly J. Being in the present moment: developing the capacity for mindfulness in medicine. Acad Med. 1999;74(4):420-4.

Krasner MS, Epstein RM, Beckman H, Suchman AL, Chapman B, Mooney CJ et al. Association of an educational program in mindful communication with burnout, empathy, and attitudes among primary care physicians. JAMA. 2009;302(12):1284-93.

Beckman HB, Wendland M, Mooney C, Krasner MS, Quill TE, Suchman AL, Epstein RM (2012) The impact of a program in mindful communication on primary care physicians Academic Medicine 87:815-819.

Johnson DC, Thom NJ, Stanley EA, Haase L, Simmons AN, Shih PA et al. Modifying resilience mechanisms in at-risk individuals: a controlled study of mindfulness training in Marines preparing for deployment. Am J Psychiatry. 2014;171(8):844-53.

Weng HY, Fox AS, Shackman AJ, Stodola DE, Caldwell JZ, Olson MC et al. Compassion training alters altruism and neural responses to suffering. Psychol Sci. 2013;24(7):1171-80.


Emotional Intelligence and Physicians

Weng HC (2008) Does the physician's emotional intelligence matter? Impacts of the physician's emotional intelligence on the trust, patient-physician relationship, and satisfaction Health Care Manage Rev 33:280-288

Weng HC, Chen HC, Chen HJ, Lu K, Hung SY. Doctors' emotional intelligence and the patient-doctor relationship. Med Educ. 2008;42(7):703-11.

Weng HC, Hung CM, Liu YT, Cheng YJ, Yen CY, Chang CC et al. Associations between emotional intelligence and doctor burnout, job satisfaction and patient satisfaction. Med Educ. 2011;45(8):835-42.

Dugan JW, Weatherly RA, Girod DA, Barber CE, Tsue TT (2014) A longitudinal study of emotional intelligence training for otolaryngology residents and faculty JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 140:720-726

Hammerly ME, Harmon L, Schwaitzberg SD. Good to great: using 360-degree feedback to improve physician emotional intelligence. J Healthc Manag. 2014;59(5):354-65

Alves T, Kalume-Brigido M, Yablon C, Bhargava P, Fessell D. The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Radiologists. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2018 Jul - Aug;47(4):203-205.


III.  Books: 

Epstein R, Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity, (2017), Scribner

Goleman D, Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ, (2005), Bantam

Bradberry T & Greaves J, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, (2009), TalentSmart

Siegel D, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (2010), Bantam

Chade-Mend Tan, Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace), (2014), HarperOne

Goleman D, Davidson RJ, Altered traits: Science reveals how meditation changes your mind, brain, and body, (2017), Penguin

Reivich K & Shatte A, The Resilience Factor, (2003), Harmony