The office of Resident Affairs provides wellness services including resident specific support, triage and referrals to community services, academic counseling and accommodation supports to all post graduate trainees.
Our goal is to improve resident mental health and well being of Dalhousie medical residents.
There are numerous wellness resources and supports available to residents. We have highlighted a few as outlined below. Take some time to explore and become familiar with the various materials and supports.
Resident Peer Support Program
Have you been impacted by a medical error or adverse patient outcome & need support? Starting on March 1st, 2022, the Resident Affairs Office is launched a Resident Peer Support Program to provide CONFIDENTIAL help from fellow residents trained in providing peer support aligned with these basic elements:
- Non-judgmental listening
- Problem solving guidance
- Provision of resources
For more information or to access confidential Resident Peer Support from anywhere, please contact:
Maritime Resident Doctors
Resident well-being is also a very important part of Maritime Resident Doctors. Residents are very busy and often aren't able to find the time to enjoy their life outside of work hours. We plan frequent social, recreation and family events to help residents get away, socialize, and de-stress. In addition to negotiating the Collective Agreement and improving working conditions, Maritime Resident Doctors works constantly to improve the well-being of its members. Mardocs works with several organizations to advocate on resident’s behalf. They have open communication with the teaching hospitals, Dalhousie University, the Maritime colleges of physicians and surgeons, the Maritime medical societies, the Maritime departments of health as well as numerous committees and boards across the health care spectrum.
Doctors Nova Scotia Professional Support Program (PSP)
Doctors Nova Scotia Professional Support Program (PSP) offers confidential help to practicing and retired physicians, residents, medical students, and their families who are experiencing problems - whether they are personal or professional, financial or psychological, psychiatric or addictive.
Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
Maritime Resident Doctors has partnered with Shepell-fgi to provide an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) to all residents and your immediate family members. The EFAP is a confidential and voluntary support service that can help you find solutions to all kinds of challenges you may be faced with, at no cost to you. As a resident, you have 24/7 access to self-guided resources, as well as support over the phone and online. If you prefer to meet with a counselling professional in person, appointments can also be arranged.
Click on the links below for more information.
Touched by Suicide: Hope and healing after loss
Dr. Michael Myers, Carla Fine P
The Mindful Way Through Depression: freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness
Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, John Kabat-Zinn
Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends
A Physicians Guide to Coping with Death and Dying
Jan Swanson, Alan Cooper
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Drs. Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky P&W