Wellness at work starts with processes that improve your life, not impede it. Making your job something you look forward to, not dread. The first step is identifying what at work is leading to stress and unhappiness.
These can be big things, such as we need more staff to cover calls, or small items, such as moving the cutoff time to read cases from 5:00 to 4:30 pm. The hard part is that these changes are extremely practice-specific. What has helped in my practice is likely to be irrelevant to someone else’s. Therefore, it is critical that leadership listen to radiologists and be willing to make changes. There is no one-size-fits-all, and no one outside your practice can tell you what to do. So, it all starts with identifying pain points, and then getting leadership to listen and be willing to change.
In “Words of Wellness” on RadTeams.org, members of the ARRS Wellness Subcommittee share what “wellness” and “wellbeing” mean in their own clinical practices, research focuses, and everyday lives.
Dr. Wolfman’s ARRS “Sound of Wellness” Playlist Selection:
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
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