Wellness Week Recap

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Thanks to all who contributed or participated!
 

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directed to a 2-minute survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UFCOMWellness2020

 

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Access the resources and
video archive of presentations below:

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Those of you who enjoyed the “Look Up” video, should watch Dr. Irene Estores’s presentation,
“Mindful Healthcare Practice in the Digital Age” (46 min) It gives practical tips for how to use your cell phone, computer, and other technology more consciously, and
is relevant for everyone (not just clinicians):
https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/5184fe05d10b4c0997c061947f33b6b91d

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Many enjoyed visits with the therapy dogs on Thursday morning and Friday afternoon!
If you’d like to schedule a therapy dog visit for your department/program, you can contact
Beau the Therapy Dog to make arrangements:
https://www.facebook.com/Beauthetherapydog/

 

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Everyone involved in patient care, and particularly
those interested in patient safety and quality
, should watch Dr. Amir Erez’s fascinating presentation on
“How Incivility Affects Medical Decision-Making and Performance” (33 min) to learn why exposure to [even mild acts of] rudeness and the traditional advice “to just get over it” are very dangerous to patient care:

https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/3421c1273ab44beea7964a974090647e1d

 

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Special thanks to the UF Health Arts in Medicine team, who  contributed to our celebration with a free art-making event, a lovely concert in the Shands Atrium, and a Nature as Medicine art show in the cancer hospital.
Learn more about ways they use art to improve the UF Health culture at
https://artsinmedicine.ufhealth.org/

 

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When we return home after a stressful day at work, our families sometimes pay the price. Building on 35 years of experience in nursing and hospice care, Sue Miller, RN reminded us to
use the time we have to focus on what really matters in life in a heartfelt and inspiring presentation titled,
“What Working With End of Life Care Taught Me About How to Live” (18 min):

https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/e3107face07549d8bea290a7af94412f1d

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Throughout the week, UFCOM faculty, staff, postdocs, residents, graduate students, medical students, and PA students all took advantage of the opportunity to receive
free massages! If you’re interested in obtaining a low-cost massage for yourself, check out the student clinic at the Florida School of Massage (60-minute massage for $33 (general public)/ $30
(individuals 55+)/ $28 (veterans):
https://floridaschoolofmassage.com/student-clinic/

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The stresses of working in the healthcare profession are well-known. Dr. Alexis Polles, Medical Director of the Professionals Resource Netork, Inc., explained reasons for hope and ways to access help in her presentation,
“Burnout, Addiction, & Suicide: A Reversible Downward Spiral” (44 min):
https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/910f446fce8f4970a617365be2a5465b1d

 

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Did you know that your nutrition has a bigger impact on long-term health than your smoking status? While vegetarian or vegan lifestyles may not be for everyone, Dr. Monica Aggarwal explains
why everyone should eat more plants in her fascinating presentation,
“Promoting Health With a Plant-Based Diet” (50 min): https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/ceaada423ad64a2fbb05bc215abc0b261d

 

** You can access additional nutrition resources from Dr. Aggarwal here:
https://ufhealth.org/integrative-and-preventative-cardiology/patients**

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Art therapist, Amy Bucciarelli, taught us
how to use a simple self-care practice to relax and refocus amid a hectic work week
in her dynamic workshop titled
“Morning Motivation with Mandalas” (51 min):
https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/dd811db363e148f4b98ee400abff3aa01d

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 Those who experience back, neck, and/or shoulder pain would benefit from watching Cindy Mercado’s presentation,
“Prescription for Medical Professionals to Achieve Great Posture and a Healthier Workplace” (51 min),
in which she provided a practical demonstration on how to adjust your desk chair, keyboard, monitor, and more to create the workstation that is ergonomically suited to YOU:

https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/2559a7ac992c48c585ba54ca97a47f561d

**You can also request a free (10-15 minute) ergonomic evaluation with Cindy—in your workspace—by completing this form:
http://www.ehs.ufl.edu/programs/ergonomics/
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Dr. Kim Dunleavy from the Department of Physical Therapy taught a group of surgeons/proceduralists exercises and techniques to reduce the pain associated with operating an interactive workshop titled,
“Strategies for Limiting and Addressing Back & Neck Pain for Surgeons.”
If you are interested in learning more but were unable to attend
, please contact Dr. Lisa Merlo about the possibility of scheduling another workshop at a more convenient time (limit 12 participants per workshop):
lmerlo@ufl.edu

 

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We all need to consider our long-term well-being and how our legacy planning (or lack thereof) will impact our families. Attorney Cynthia Stump Swanson, Esq. helped us
understand the complexities of: advanced directives, living wills, durable power of attorney, wills, revocable trusts, child protection plans, and more in a highly practical and easy-to-follow presentation
titled, “Building Your Family Values Legacy: Estate Planning for `Regular’ People” (64 min):

https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/f811204fd5de48a386679418a00f715a1d

 

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If you were moved by the “Human Connection to Patient Care” video and/or you find you sometimes have trouble communicating with patients, colleagues, or loved ones, check out Dr.
Lisa Athearn’s “Are You Listening? The Value of Listening in Health Care” (55 min) in which she explains the 4 listening styles, and how recognizing your style and that of your conversation partner, can reduce conflict and improve interpersonal connection:

https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/e404f87458354def96db23d67d49aaae1d

**You can also use the attached Listening Preferences Profile to determine your listener type!**

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Many employees of UFCOM are unfamiliar with the many benefits provided through human resources. UFCOM HR specialists Kallie King, Katie Rogers, and Tyler Mayo described
how to access/utilize your UF employee benefits in their presentation,
“Using Your UF Benefits to Promote Work-Life Wellness” (42 min):
https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/b087d599ede34cdcbc55ccc9f75511a11d

** A copy of their presentation—with active hyperlinks—and other resources are attached**

 

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A variety of mini-workshops presented by the GatorCare Wellness team were offered at multiple off-site clinics.
If your group would like to schedule a [free] presentation in your clinic, please review the available offerings here:
http://gatorcare.org/wellness/wellness-opportunities/