Health Care Systems Address Provider Burnout, Accommodate Change Fatigue

HealthDay News — New solutions are needed to address burnout among health care team members, yet, in a catch-22 situation for health industry leaders, change fatigue contributes to burnout, according to a Vocera Communications report entitled In Pursuit of Resilience, Well-Being, and Joy in Healthcare.

Rachel Abrahams, MPH, from the Experience Innovation Network (part of Vocera Communications), and colleagues examined how leaders from 160 hospitals, clinics, and health systems are addressing burnout, as well as supporting the well-being of care team members.

The report authors note that 4 key imperatives form the backbone of successful and sustainable strategies to improve burnout. 

These include: building an intentional, human-centered culture; employing a comprehensive approach to burnout and well-being; cultivating a team mindset; and integrating burnout and well-being strategies with all other organizational priorities.

“This report aims to help health care leaders approach improvement in a way that does not exacerbate the problem, but rather unlocks and enhances the inherent resilience, well-being, and joy of their teams,” the authors write.

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In pursuit of resilience, well-being, and joy in healthcare [press release]. San Jose, CA: Vocera. Accessed December 4, 2017.