A comparison of the existing wellness programs in neurosurgery and institution champion's perspectives

Stacey Quintero Wolfe, James L. West, Matthew A. Hunt, Gregory J.A. Murad, W. Christopher Fox, Jamie Dow, Peter J. Morone, John C. Wellons, Adam Podet, Jason Wilson, Julian K. Wu, Alejandro M. Spiotta, Kyle M. Fargen

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Abstract

Once the accepted norm during Harvey Cushing's time, the mantra of work to the exclusion of family and lifestyle is now recognized as deleterious to overall well-being. A number of neurosurgical residency training programs have implemented wellness programs to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of trainees and faculty. This manuscript highlights existing organized wellness education within neurosurgery residency programs in order to describe the motivations behind development, structure, and potential implementation strategies, cost of implementation, and identify successes and barriers in the integration process. This manuscript is designed to serve as a "how-to" guide for other programs who may identify a need in their own trainees and begins the discussion of how to develop wellness, leadership, grit, and resiliency within our future generation of neurosurgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1149-1155
Number of pages7
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume84
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • Neurosurgery
  • Residency Training
  • Wellness

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Journal Article

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    Wolfe, S. Q., West, J. L., Hunt, M. A., Murad, G. J. A., Fox, W. C., Dow, J., Morone, P. J., Wellons, J. C., Podet, A., Wilson, J., Wu, J. K., Spiotta, A. M., & Fargen, K. M. (2019). A comparison of the existing wellness programs in neurosurgery and institution champion's perspectives. Neurosurgery, 84(5), 1149-1155. https://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyy418