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Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Part LXVII: Counseling, Mental Health Services, and Wellness Curricula for Medical Students.

Authors
  • Harolds, Jay A1
  • 1 From the Advanced Radiology Services and the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Services, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical nuclear medicine
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2021
Volume
46
Issue
3
Pages
220–222
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002980
PMID: 32149809
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

There are many approaches to improving the well-being of medical students such as having a wellness curriculum including emphasizing the importance of keeping a balance in life between work and other activities, encouraging mindfulness and other stress reduction techniques, getting adequate sleep and exercise, and learning about the signs of burnout and depression. It is also important to have mentoring services and discussion groups available and to offer counseling for monetary management. Mental health services must be made available, and the students should be advised that seeking treatment will not adversely affect their ability to get a license or a good residency. The students should be counseled that being employed while in medical school is associated with a greater chance of burnout. Copyright © 2020 American College of Nuclear Medicine.

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