#31 Do you know what’s in the landmark report on Clinician Burnout from the National Academy of Medicine? A behind the scenes interview with Charlee Alexander
We are so excited to have Charlee Alexander from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) with us on the podcast today.
Charlee gave us a behind the scenes take on the NAM Action Collaborative and the work that began in 2017 to not only address clinician burnout but to shine a light on the issue, improve our understanding of the challenges, and accelerate evidence-based solutions.
The development of the Action Collaborative enabled multiple stakeholders to come together around a common purpose and develop a systems approach versus multiple isolated approaches across a variety of professions and professional organizations.
Charlee and the Action Collaborative were wise to recognize that they did not have all the information, ideas, or answers and they needed others outside of the Collaborative to contribute. This resulted in NAM pioneering the development of Networking Organizations as unique way for leaders and organizations to contribute to the collective effort (see the show notes for the link).
The NAM Consensus Report –Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being was released in October of 2019 and is considered as significant as previous IOM landmark reports such as To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century.
Charlee states “I hope the report kind of anchors us to the systems change that we need to undertake and provides a platform for us to kind of set aside our differences from our different stakeholder groups and to see what the massive charge is a head of us and to know we can only do that if we work together”.
Join us for this informative and enlightening interview.