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On May 28-29, 2019, the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience hosted a public meeting in Chicago, IL. This meeting featured expert panels on issues related to redesigning the clinical learning environment.

To ensure high-quality patient care and build a more effective health system, we depend on a healthy, productive, and engaged clinician workforce. But, increasingly, U.S. health care providers are burned out.  Our nation stands at a critical crossroads. Health care spending is at an all-time high, yet Americans are less healthy than peers in other high-income nations. The population is aging rapidly, and rates of chronic disease, obesity, and drug addiction are skyrocketing. We cannot reverse these trends without engaged and effective clinicians working in systems and cultures that support their career satisfaction and well-being. 

The meeting coordinator can be contacted at ClinicianWellBeing@nas.edu

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Meeting Objectives

  • Explore what we value as health care professionals and how to change culture by focusing on human connection along with productivity and efficiency to do the best for our patients and ourselves
  • Consider the clinical learning environment as an ecosystem that includes inter-professional health students, trainees, and practitioners across disciplines and specialties
  • Elevate areas of agreement around redefining well-being, identity formation, and professionalism as clinicians embracing team-based care with a culture of respect
  • Highlight drivers of challenges to clinician well-being in the clinical learning environment and propose systems-level solutions for improving well-being including leadership approaches
  • Emphasize the tension and linkage between the learning and working environment
  • Use an appreciative inquiry philosophy to create environments and cultures that nurture discussions throughout the developmental journey of a clinician and across clinical professions
  • Elevate the areas that bring clinicians’ joy, pleasure, and meaning in the professional and learning environments 

About the Action Collaborative

In 2017, the National Academy of Medicine launched the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, a network of more than 60 organizations committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout. The Collaborative has three goals:

  1. Improve baseline understanding of challenges to clinician well-being;
  2. Raise the visibility of clinician stress and burnout; and
  3. Elevate evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions that will improve patient care by caring for the caregiver.

Learn more about the Action Collaborative by clicking here.

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