Empowering physicians to improve practice life and professional fulfillment to enhance patient quality of care and public health
The California Medical Association (CMA) has long been dedicated to wellness because up to 60% of physicians and residents report burnout, and the physician suicide rate is twice that of the general population. Studies have also found that burnout can erode quality of care, patient safety, physician retention rates and patient satisfaction.
Healing your patients requires passion and resiliency while juggling stressful work conditions and time-consuming administrative burdens that do little to increase quality care. CMA's wellness initiative (CMA Wellness) believes physician well-being and professional fulfillment are critical factors in maintaining patient access to quality care, and we must address this challenge at the organizational and systemic level while providing innovative resources to help physicians prevent or address burnout.
Learn more and sign up to receive news and announcements by emailing CMAwellness@cmadocs.org.
CMA Wellness Programs