Resilience – preparing your action plan

I recently attended a talk on the OMA’s Physician Health Program where they discussed THE BASICS guide to helping physicians develop strategies for coping with stress and building personal resilience.  This is a quick and worthwhile read.  BASICS stands for:

  • Body: Allostatic load, homeostasis, nutrition, toxins, sleep, exercise, personal care
  • Affect: Personality/stress/suffering, perfectionism, cognitive distortions, changing thinking & changing feeling
  • Social: Connections with family and friends
  • Intellect: Intellectual diversion, occupational considerations, control, change, choice
  • Community: Barriers to community & genuine community
  • Spirituality: Practices that enhance resilience

Why not create your own resilience action plan using the BASICS Checklist!


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