Sunday, December 08, 2019

On Call Sanity

Let's face it: call blows.  Social science research has shown that on-call workers are prone to a variety of stress related afflictions such as exhaustion, irritation, sleep disorders, memory disorders, headaches, musculoskeletal pains, depressed mood, sleep deprivation, insomnia & sleepiness during the daytime, reduced cognitive function, and difficulty in concentrating.   There is also a relationship between on-call work and job dissatisfaction and also between on-call work and job-turnover.  On-call work negatively affects marriages, home life, and the so called work-life balance

The best way I know to get through call is as follows:
  • stay busy
  • exercise
  • meditate
  • yoga
  • do CME
I also like to get outside and walk.

Good luck out there and stay positive.
The IU