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Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, FRCP–London, is an award-winning physician, speaker, and facilitator whose work seeks to transform the heart of patient care and medical education. Dr. Panda is the Assistant Dean for Well-Being and Medical Student Education and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga and is former chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. She is author of Resilient Threads: Weaving Joy and Meaning into Well-Being. In 2020, Mukta was named Woman Physician of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Author of over 60 publications, her writing focuses on educational and curricular development, spirituality in medicine, addressing fatigue and stress, and promoting the well-being of health care professionals. To rejuvenate, Mukta likes to take long walks, cook good Indian meals, and plan surprise parties for her loved ones.

Oath to Self-Care and Well-Being

Dr. Mukta Panda is also co-author – with Kevin E. O’Brien, MD and Margaret C. Lo, MD – of a new Oath to Self-Care and Well-Being, first published in the American Journal of Medicine, AAIM Perspectives, Volume 133, ISSUE 2, P249-252.e1, February 01, 2020. Read the full article at http://bit.ly/O2SCnWB or click to download PDF.

This Oath expands on the 2018 CHARM-Gold Charter on Physician Well-being, which calls for a partnership and commitment among medical professionals and healthcare organizations to address the epidemic of physician burnout and to promote a culture of well-being. In framing this oath to supplement our Hippocratic Oath, we see wellness as a shared responsibility between the individual provider and the system, with the major responsibility lying with the system itself. See the JAMA article.

Click on the graphic or click here to download a printable PDF of the Oath to Self-Care and Well-Being and free free to share widely.

See more resources on the Oath to Self-Care and Well-Being.

Read more about CHARM, the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine.

You can survive on your own; you can grow strong
on your own; you can prevail on your own; but
you cannot become human on your own.

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