Webinar to Address Burnout in Healthcare

Posted on May 03, 2018

Burnout among healthcare professionals is becoming increasingly common. High stress, minimal staff and large patient volume are often to blame for physical and emotional exhaustion and decreased interest in work. Additionally, the prevalence of burnout can adversely affect patient safety and healthcare quality.

A 2015 study, conducted by the American Medical Association and Mayo Clinic, indicated that more than half of American physicians currently show at least one sign of burnout. Research has also indicated that peer support can reverse the effects of burnout and work-related stress.

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) webinar Peer Support in Healthcare will review the serious problem of burnout among healthcare staff, how it is affecting patient care, and how to combat the growing epidemic through peer support and cultural change.

The webinar’s presenter will be Jo Shapiro, MD, FACS, director of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and associate professor of otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston. She will discuss the importance of burnout among healthcare professionals and its effect on patient safety, the value of fostering strong peer support processes within healthcare settings, and strategies on peer collaboration within hospitals and health systems.

The webinar is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. June 4. Registration is free and open to all MHA Keystone Center PSO members. Those with questions should contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO.

Tags: PSO, webinar, burnout

Posted in: Patient Safety & Quality

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