Wellness

Got 10 minutes or less? Find out how colleagues spend their 10-minute breaks

November 9th, 2021

Last month, Headlines asked readers how they might spend 10 minutes to pause for wellness in between meetings or other work activities. The question was sparked by Michigan Medicine Chief Executive Officer Marschall S. Runge’s challenge for everyone to change their one-hour meetings to a standard 50 minutes, allowing for a well-deserved break. Click through for your colleagues' responses, which offer some very simple, but helpful suggestions to support well-being throughout the workday!

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A closer look at burnout: What can we do about it?

November 8th, 2021

Health care workers at Michigan Medicine — and across the world — are experiencing burnout. It’s a problem that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. To kick off Wellness Week 2021, click through for a message from Chief Wellness Officer Kirk Brower, M.D., as he provides tips, resources and insight into initiatives that can improve workplace well-being.

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Feeling like a ‘Zoom Zombie?’ Snap out of it with these five tips

October 20th, 2021

“Zoom fatigue” have become new buzzwords for the weariness, eye strain and stress many feel from too many online meetings. And the data shows these meetings are continually on the rise, with no end in sight, ever since office workers turned to video conferencing as the most popular way to communicate during the pandemic. Click through for some tips and solutions that will help you avoid becoming a Zoom Zombie in the midst of your seemingly endless stream of video calls!

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Parenting stories at Michigan Medicine

October 14th, 2021

Work/life integration in medicine is challenging at the best of times. Parenting, as well as the journey to becoming a parent, adds an entirely new dimension to the challenge. Often, parents may feel lost, unsure, overwhelmed, conflicted, or guilty. Alternatively, they might feel joyous, hopeful, fulfilled, accomplished or proud. The Wellness Office is launching an initiative to collect narratives about the intersection of parenting and careers in health care. Click through to see how you can participate!

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Parenting Stories at Michigan Medicine

October 7th, 2021
This Wellness Office grant-funded initiative is collecting narratives about the intersection of parenting and careers in health care. We invite you to share your own story or photographs / artwork (yours or your children’s!) to help create a community of awareness, insight, and compassion for all those working in this profession. Work/life integration in medicineRead more