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The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience hosted a virtual meeting, Ensuring Clinician Well-Being in an Age of Uncertainty: Emerging Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic and a Systems Approach for the Future, on October 28-29, 2020 to elevate the urgency of national action and map efforts needed to coordinate the long-term health and well-being of clinicians through COVID-19 and beyond this pandemic.


On day 1, participants reviewed data and observations on clinician well-being since the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Systems approach principles to clinician well-being from the consensus report, Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being
  • Lessons for leading interprofessional approaches to improving clinician well-being and care delivery during the pandemic and establishing systems for continuous learning
  • Data on the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19 for clinician well-being and evidence of the cumulative effects of structural racism, unconscious biases, and other work system factors


On day 2, participants focused on operationalizing targeted systems approaches to clinician well-being through:

  • Detailing strategic action for coordination at the national level that will help advance clinician well-being such as legal, regulatory, and licensing reforms
  • Identification of the most effective efforts to address clinician well-being during COVID-19, barriers and facilitators to implementation, and conducive environments for change
  • Developing tangible and tactical ways for meeting attendees to begin implementing effective systems approaches to clinician well-being within their own institutions


Questions? Please email ClinicianWellBeing@nas.edu.


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