Resource Highlights Strategies, Tools to Address Healthcare Worker Burnout
A new resource launched by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is intended to highlight strategies and tools that can be used to help decrease healthcare worker burnout and improve the well-being of clinicians. The “Resource Compendium for Healthcare Worker Well-Being” features resources in six areas of focus: advancing organizational commitment, strengthening leadership behaviors, conducting workplace assessments, examining policies and practices, enhancing workplace efficiency, and cultivating a culture of connection and support. These areas stem from “domains of organizational evidence-based and promising practices” that were identified in a discussion paper published in the health periodical NAM Perspectives in November 2020. The paper describes how the six domains support organizational resiliency and help improve the well-being of the frontline clinician workforce, including physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and others.
NAM’s resource compendium includes research, toolkits, educational materials, instruments, and other resources relevant to clinician well-being and resilience. For more information, visit the webpage of the NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience.