As healthcare professionals are exposed to high levels of distress in the course of their profession and are therefore susceptible to experiencing burnout, LSUHSC recognizes that prioritizing self-care has ripple effects. Often times, communication is improved, better decisions are made, errors are decreased and attitudes are raised. LSUHSC recognizes that taking care of oneself will in turn improve patient care, personal relationships and the LSUHSC community as a whole.
As an institution, the Campus Assistance Program is a free service that exists to support the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of residents, students, faculty, staff and immediate family members in order to promote the overall health and effectiveness of the LSUHSC community.
In 2019, the School of Medicine formulated the LSUHSC Wellness Krewe: Self-Care for Health Care. The goal of the Wellness Krewe is to promote a healthy learning and working environment, building resiliency, and personal well-being among faculty, staff, residents and students in LSUHSC’s School of Medicine and the Health Sciences Center.
In addition, the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has an abundant amount of resources available through the AWARE platform for residents and fellows designed to promote well-being among residents, fellows, faculty members and others in the GME community.