How full is your wellness bucket?
Your resilience bucket?
Are you making time for regular self-care and wellness activities that build your resilience?
For health care providers, especially those in hospital-based practice, the burn-out rate is very high.
The National Academy of Medicine is running a series of open meetings on "Clinician Well-Being". These 2018 meeting sessions were webcast and recorded. You can view the recordings on YouTube and read the related discussion papers on their website.
Remember, in integrative health, a core tenet of the practice, whichever your specific discipline, follows this basic idea, "Physician, heal thyself."
The May meeting webcast recordings.
NAM Clinician Well-being website
The Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub
The NAM YouTube Playlist for these webcast recordings
1. Improve baseline understanding of challenges to clinician well-being;
2. Raise the visibility of clinician stress and burnout; and
3. Elevate evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions that will improve patient care by caring for the caregiver"
Care-Centered Documentation in the Digital (EHR) Environment: Solutions to Alleviate Burnout
2019--NAM added these Clinician Well-Being Series Resources in Spring 2019
- The Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub
- "Making the Case for the Chief Wellness Officer", a NAM article published in Health Affairs blog Oct. 2018.
- Validated Instruments to Assess Work-Related Dimensions of Well-Being (Metrics)
- related paper: A Pragmatic Approach for Organizations to Measure Healthcare Professional Well-Being, published Oct. 2018
- citation: Dyrbye, L.N., D. Meyers, J. Ripp, N. Dalal, S.B. Bird, and S. Sen. 2018. A Pragmatic Approach for Organizations to Measure Health Care Professional Well-Being. NAM Perspectives. Discussion Paper, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC. https://doi.org/10.31478/201810b
- More NAM publications on the Clinician Well-Being Series can be found on this website
The National Academy of Medicine has a new publication on clinician burnout, Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being. **This is a consensus study report. The pdf download is free and available as of late October 2019. It will be available in paperback December 1st.
For more information and the pdf download, go to this NAM webpage.
Quotes from the NAM webpage:
"Patient-centered, high-quality health care relies on the well-being, health, and safety of health care clinicians. However, alarmingly high rates of clinician burnout in the United States are detrimental to the quality of care being provided, harmful to individuals in the workforce, and costly. It is important to take a systemic approach to address burnout that focuses on the structure, organization, and culture of health care."
"Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being builds upon two groundbreaking reports from the past twenty years, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, which both called attention to the issues around patient safety and quality of care. This report explores the extent, consequences, and contributing factors of clinician burnout and provides a framework for a systems approach to clinician burnout and professional well-being, a research agenda to advance clinician well-being and recommendations for the field." -NAM webpagecitation:
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25521.
- The most quoted published paper on Quadruple Aim as a compass for Triple Aim, by Bodenheimer and Sinsky:
- Bodenheimer T, Sinsky C. From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider. Annals of Family Medicine. 2014; 12(6): 573-576. doi:10.1370/afm.1713
- The Gold Foundation, "Humanism in Healthcare Supports the Quadruple Aim"
- Find more fodder for your Lunchbreak Learning on the Hospital Handbook Project's "Lunchtime Listen Recommendations" page.
- follow the following tags or search for these keywords in this blog:
- leadership and workplace (Leadership and Workplace Mondays)
- Lunchtime Listen
- self-care, resilience, team care
- basics of being an employee in a health care system
- the new hospital employee