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  • National Academy of Medicine Case Studies

    July 31, 2019 | Formats: Case Study | Content Areas: Resilience and Well-Being | Tags: Resilience and Well-being, Resilience Case Examples and Tools

    The following case studies highlight organizational initiatives that have demonstrated success in supporting well-being and reducing burnout among practicing clinicians, trainees, and/or students. The case studies are intended to inform and inspire organizations facing similar challenges and seeking similar outcomes. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution for clinician well-being, techniques and resources described in the case studies may provide a useful starting point for other groups. Case studies were authored by members of the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM’s) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience and NAM staff on the basis of extensive interviews, document review, and site visits. Each case study was externally peer reviewed.

  • Shorter clinical rotations reduce burnout, study finds

    June 25, 2019 | Formats: Article | Content Areas: Resilience and Well-Being | Tags: Resilience - System level interventions, Resilience Case Examples and Tools

    Burnout decreases and job fulfillment improves when physicians work shorter rotations in the hospital, according to a new study.

    The results, published Tuesday in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found burnout was substantially lower among critical-care physicians at Penn Medicine who opted to shorten their clinical rotations from 14 consecutive days to seven days. The study shows 24% of physicians screened positive for burnout in an intensive-care unit that switched to seven-day rotations, while 61% of physicians in an ICU with both seven-day and 14-day rotations screened positive for burnout.

  • Northwell targets employee satisfaction as key to reducing costs

    May 11, 2019 | Formats: Article, Case Study | Content Areas: Resilience and Well-Being | Tags: Resilience - System level interventions, Resilience and Well-being, Resilience Case Examples and Tools

    Leaders at Northwell Health realized that improving quality and reducing costs are closely tied to staff job satisfaction. Clinicians and other staff who feel burned out by workplace inefficiencies aren’t necessarily going to provide the best care to patients.

    So they recently launched an initiative asking the 70,000 employees at Northwell’s 23 hospitals and 700-plus ambulatory sites to identify the biggest problems they face in delivering care and to suggest solutions. It’s called the “Ideas at Northwell” campaign, focusing on common-sense practices and provider well-being.

  • Physician suicide

    May 06, 2019 | Formats: Article | Content Areas: Resilience and Well-Being | Tags: Resilience and Well-being

    Physician suicide is an urgent problem with suicide rates higher than those found among the general public, with potential for an extensive impact on health-care systems. An article on five facts about physician suicide, authored by Sarah Tulk and Joy Albuquerque was published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

  • US Physicians’ Work Motivation and Their Occupational Health. A National Survey of Practicing Physicians

    May 01, 2019 | Formats: Article | Content Areas: Resilience and Well-Being | Tags: Measuring Burnout, Resilience and Well-being, Resilience Case Examples and Tools

    Poor occupational health among physicians poses a serious risk both to physicians themselves and the patients under their care. Prior research has found that occupational health among nonphysicians is associated with both degree and type of work motivation. The main purpose of this article was to assess the association between physician work motivation and their occupational health. This study was a national survey of practicing physicians. A split-sample method was used to validate a measure of work motivation adapted for physicians.

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