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#16 Combating Clinician Burnout with a Wellness Culture:  The Time is Now!

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#16 Combating Clinician Burnout with a Wellness Culture: The Time is Now!

October 30, 2019

#16 Combating Clinician Burnout with a Wellness Culture: The Time is Now!

In today’s episode our conversation focuses on strategies related to well-being and resilience. 

Clinician burnout is a significant issue and it is getting a lot of attention right now.  

Unfortunately, 50% of the clinicians including nursing and physicians are experiencing burnout.

We are very fortunate to have Dr. Bernadette Melnyk from The Ohio State University on the show today.  Dr. Melnyk is an inspiring leader who is blazing a significant well-being and resilience trail at OSU as the very first Chief Wellness Officer in the country! 

As clinicians we tend to take care of everybody else and neglect our own self-care.  Sound familiar?  

The challenges with burnout aren’t going away without intention and attention. 

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) formerly the Institute of Medicine has created an Action Collaborative to raise visibility of  clinician burnout, suicide, stress, depression and anxiety; improve the baseline understanding and challenges of well-being and advance evidence-based multidisciplinary solutions to improve patient care by caring for the caregiver.

There are system issues that need to be addressed and individual factors that require attention at the same time.  Hmmm…sounds like a polarity! 

Join us to hear Dr. Melnyk share her experience with creating a culture of well-being and sheds some light on how others can begin the journey.

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