Evaluation of Online Health and Wellness Resources for Healthcare Professionals


  • Colla Jean Macdonald University of Ottawa
  • D. Archibald University of Ottawa
  • H. Kellam University of Ottawa
  • R. Sun University of Ottawa
  • E. Stodel Learning 4 Excellence, Ottawa
  • D. Puddester University of Ottawa




physician health, wellness, workplace health, eLearning, resilience, medical education, healthcare professionals


Two online resources, ePhysicianHealth.com and eWorkplaceHealth.com, were developed to help physicians and other healthcare professionals improve their health and well-being by providing them with relevant, up-to-date support and resources at no cost and with anonymous access. ePhysicianHealth.com is the worldâ??s first comprehensive, online physician health and wellness resource designed to help physicians and medical students be resilient in their professional and personal lives. eWorkplaceHealth.com is a new and original resource aimed to increase awareness and understanding of the issues and factors that may affect healthcare professionalsâ?? health at work. ePhysicianHealth.com includes 14 modules in French and English and eWorkplaceHealth.com comprises a four-module program in English. A program evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods was conducted to obtain evidence regarding the usersâ?? perceptions of the learning resources and their impact on the specified outcomes. Most participants felt they gained new knowledge from ePhysicianHealth.com and eWorkplaceHealth.com. They felt they had access to useful information through the resources, which increased their awareness of the various issues facing physicians today and where they can go to get assistance when in need.

Author Biographies

Colla Jean Macdonald, University of Ottawa

C. J. MacDonald, EdD is a full professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa.

D. Archibald, University of Ottawa

D. Archibald, PhD is an educational researcher in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

H. Kellam, University of Ottawa

H. Kellam, MA is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa.

R. Sun, University of Ottawa

R. Sun, MEd is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa.

E. Stodel, Learning 4 Excellence, Ottawa

E. Stodel, PhD is Founder and Principal of Learning 4 Excellence.

D. Puddester, University of Ottawa

D. Puddester, MD, MEd is an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa and Director of the Faculty Wellness Program.




How to Cite

Macdonald, C. J., Archibald, D., Kellam, H., Sun, R., Stodel, E., & Puddester, D. (2011). Evaluation of Online Health and Wellness Resources for Healthcare Professionals. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC), 4(2), pp. 18–23. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijac.v4i2.1659