In February 2021, a sample of Canadian physicians and residents were surveyed about their views on Canada's pandemic management and vaccination strategy, as well as about the state of their wellness during the pandemic.
A total of 1,648 responses were received. This infographic reports the results of the wellness questions specifically.
Anxiety and fatigue
How ANXIOUS are you currently feeling with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Please note that results have been rounded to the nearest whole number.
How FATIGUED are you currently feeling with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic?
How have your fatigue levels changed since the beginning of the pandemic (March 2020)?
Mental health factors
What do you believe has contributed negatively to your mental health during the pandemic?
% of respondents who selected each factor | N = 1561
What do you believe has contributed positively to your mental health during the pandemic?
% of respondents who selected each factor | N = 1372
Mental health support
Have you reached out for help or support?
If yes, which of the following supports have you accessed?
% of respondents who selected each support resource | N = 204
CMA supporting physician well-being
Healthy, fulfilled physicians perform at a higher level and contribute to better patient outcomes. Yet many doctors, residents and medical students report burnout, depression and other concerns at some point in their career — and countless others stay silent out of fear of stigma.
Together, we can do better. The CMA offers these wellness resources: Physician Wellness Support page, the Wellness Connection and the Physician Wellness Hub to support physician well-being.
Physician Wellness Support
List of national crisis support lines and provincial health programs for physicians
Available to all physicians, medical learners and retired physicians, the Wellness Connection is a virtual, safe space where physicians and learners can access a range of peer support resources, including virtual support group sessions. Weekly group sessions are offered at various times, on a range of topics, and are led by trained facilitators.
Physician Wellness Hub
The Physician Wellness Hub provides reliable wellness tools and resources to empower physicians, medical learners and leaders to create change in the culture of medicine.
Continue exploring the Physician Wellness Hub and the over 400 up-to-date, high-quality physician wellness resources and information, selected and reviewed by experts.
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