The BWH Center for Professionalism and Peer Support offers Wellness Programs, with trained staff who ‘can assess the needs of a group in a stressful situation and make suggestions for improved wellness, outside programming or future sessions with the Wellness team.’

The BWH Physicians Council is committed to conceptualizing and developing initiatives to improve the experience of physicians at our hospital.

The Partners Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides consultations and resources regarding Stress and Resilience, as well as relating to other aspects of wellness, healthy living, life transitions, mental health and relationships.

The HMS Ombuds Office ‘provides its visitors with a highly confidential and informal forum in which to help them to clarify their concerns, identify their goals and consider all of their options in managing or resolving their concerns.’ The Ombuds Office can help with navigating concerns such as career management, work/academic enrichment, research, fair treatment and interpersonal relationships.

The HMS Work/Life @ Harvard Longwood ‘supports the health, well-being and work/life integration of benefits-eligible faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows as well as their spouses/partners and dependents.’ Members of their team possess expertise in areas such as work/life management, assisting employees in crisis and workplace/group consultations.

Information about the mindfulness-focused research of David Vago, PhD, Associate Psychologist at BWH and Instructor at Harvard Medical School,  is available on Dr. Vago’s website.

With a mission ‘to create a more just, compassionate and healthy world by nurturing personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it,’ the Center for Courage and Renewal offers programs and organizes events specifically for health care professionals.

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External Resources

The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has a mission to ‘cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind’ and a vision of creating ‘a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world.’

STEPS Forward™ is a practice-based initiative of the American Medical Association. The goal is to provide  proven strategies that can improve practice efficiency and help individuals to reach the Quadruple Aim — better patient experience, better population health and lower overall costs with improved professional satisfaction.