Six Suggestions for Ending Provider Burnout

March 7, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​​Instituting culture change and educating people about well-being are among the suggestions for ending burnout offered by experts in a February 22, 2018, post from the American Hospital Association. The executive vice president and chief medical officer of a hospital in Virginia said the most important way to end burnout is to have conversations about it. "Name the problem facing our organizations," she said, noting that half of physicians and nurses exhibit symptoms of burnout. Next, educate providers about all aspects of well-being: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, and environmental. The president and chief executive officer of a North Carolina hospital recommended restoring "humanity to healthcare." Every organization should strive to become a great place to work, he said.

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