Charter on Physician Well-Being
The Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM) and the AMA strengthen health care teams and patient care by supporting physicians.
CHARM charter overview
The Charter on Physician Well-Being was created by the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM), a group of leading medical centers and organizations that includes the AMA. The Charter helps health systems, organizations and individuals advance and promote physician well-being. This project was supported by a grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
4 guiding principles
- Patient care: Effective patient care promotes and requires physician well-being.
Well-being of all: Physician well-being is related with the well-being of all members of the health care team.
High-value care: Physician well-being is a quality marker.
Shared responsibility: Physician well-being requires collaboration between individual physicians and their organizations.
3 key commitments
By fostering a supportive work environment and advocating for policies that enhance well-being, organizations can work to improve the culture of medicine.
By building support systems, developing engaged leadership and optimizing teams, organizations can develop cultivate a healthier, more productive workforce.
Interpersonal and individual commitments
By responding to work challenges, prioritizing mental health care, and promoting self –care, organizations can encourage promote healthy choices that optimize physician performance.
CHARM early adopters
Associations, alliances, councils and societies have already joined to honor the collective commitment of physicians to patients and to each other. All signatories of the CHARM Charter will be publicly listed.
To sign on to the CHARM Charter, please indicate your organization's name and contact information.