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Emergency Medicine Physician Stressors, Needs, and Wellness Resources During the Acute Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City

Kaela Cohan


Jodie Nghiem


Renu Mital, MD, FACEP


Lucy Willis, MD


Lynn Jiang, MD


Nov 8, 2022


Physician Leadership Journal


Volume 9, Number 3, Pages 16-21


doi:10.55834/plj.8506897107


Abstract

Recent literature suggests that frontline physicians of the COVID-19 pandemic experienced increased stress and psychological burden. This study aimed to evaluate specific stressors, needs, and wellness resources used by emergency medicine (EM) faculty at an academic medical center during the first surge of COVID-19 in New York City to inform best practices to support EM physician wellness. Preliminary data suggest that job-enabling and peer support-centered wellness resources should be prioritized as key elements of a physician wellness strategy.

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