お世話になっております。ACP日本支部Physician’s Well-being Ad-hoc Committee（以下、PWC）の野中沙織と申します。このたび、PWCの研究チームから「Prevalence of Burnout among Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physicians before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan」という論文がInternal Medicine誌に掲載されましたので、ご報告させていたただきます。
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Professor, Office of Medical Education and Center for Infectious Diseases, International University of Health and Welfare, School of Medicine, Narita, Japan— MEDICAL SCHOOL —
Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan— RESIDENCY —
Okayama Red Cross Hospital, Okayama, Japan, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Although she was born, raised, and attended medical school in Japan, Dr. Harumi Gomi dreamed of doing her medical residency in the United States. She studied and worked in Dartmouth, NH, New York City, Baltimore, Houston, and Springfield, IL, before returning to Japan to teach medical students a different way of examining patients.
What inspired you to become a physician?
My interest began when I was 4 or 5 years old and I watched a TV program showing surgeries. It was truly exciting to me, and I started to dream about becoming medical doctor. My major turning point came in high school, when I met Yuko Ishizaki, who was medical student at the time and just a bit older than me. She explained how much she was enjoying medical school and she completely convinced me to pursue a career in medicine. We’ve been very good friends in the 35 years since then. She’s a professor of pediatrics in Osaka and we still meet occasionally and talk about our personal and professional lives.
ACP日本支部Physician’s Well-being Committee（以下、PWC）からACP会員の皆さまにご報告です。この度、PWCから”Burnout, depression, anxiety, and insomnia of internists and primary care physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan: A cross-sectional survey”の論文がAsian Journal of Psychiatry誌で出版されましたのでご報告させて頂きます。調査にご協力頂いた皆様に心より御礼申し上げます。
Akira Kuriyama, Kiyoshi Shikino,Mitsuru Moriya, Michito Sadohara, Saori Nonaka, Kazuya Nagasaki, Yoshito Nishimura, Takahiro Matsuo, Kumiko Muramatsu, Tetsuya Makiishi. Burnout, depression, anxiety, and insomnia of internists and primary care physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan: A cross-sectional survey. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2022.
Fall is in full swing now and the covid-19 patients are rapidly decreasing in number, thanks to your endeavor. Subsequently, Winter is approaching but I hope there won’t be the sixth wave of the pandemic even in the cold season. To prevent the recurrence of the disease, we should be careful enough and learn about the virus. As a member of ACP I have appreciated the resources and support from ACP in providing care for the covid-19 patients. I encourage you to review the latest updates in the ACP homepage.
In this season, we are going to elect the Governor-Elect (GE) in the vote. Both of the candidates have leadership and cognizant of ACP matters well. So I firmly believe that he/she will be a good GE. If you haven’t voted yet, please make haste with your vote – the deadline is November 5th.
Lastly, let me ask you to stay current with your ACP membership, and to recommend to your professional IM colleagues and student/resident affiliates that they maintain and/or renew ACP membership. Membership provides you with various privileges including free access to Annals of Internal Medicine and other multiple free online resources, and we are planning to add more to the Japan chapter members in the near future.
I wish all of you a safe, healthy, and happy upcoming holiday season.