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Physician Burnout

More than half of physicians display signs of burnout. What are the causes of physician burnout, and what are some solutions that can be implemented at both the individual and system level?

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Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement from Both Sides of the Bed

When patients and families are included in medical rounds as valued members of the team, the quality of care improves.

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Leadership

Health Care Teams with Grit

Four key elements that characterize gritty individuals, gritty teams, and gritty organizations.

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Leadership

Esprit de Corps: Turning Vicious Cycle Virtuous

Esprit de corps is the single most important indicator in which health care organizations have control over patient experience, outcomes, safety, and cost. How to get there? By co-creating quality.

IBM solutions to physician burnout roundtable participants: Christina Maslach, Paul DeChant, Tait Shanafelt, Namita Seth Mohta, Karen Weiner, Edward Prewitt

Leadership

NEJM Catalyst Roundtable Report: Seeking Solutions to Physician Burnout

An NEJM Catalyst roundtable sponsored by IBM Watson Health brought together four experts, all deeply engaged in reducing physician burnout from different perspectives, to share in a robust discussion.

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Leadership

Combating Clinician Burnout with Community-Building

Improving morale and reducing turnover with peer-support meetings and shared group email lists for clinicians.

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Leadership

To Fight Burnout, Organize

The social determinants of health — and physicians’ sense of powerlessness in the face of them — seem crucially missing from the discussion of burnout.

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Leadership

Applying Community Organizing Principles to Restore Joy in Work

IHI offers four lessons on how to nurture joy in the health care workforce.

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Leadership

Physician Resiliency and Wellness for Transforming a Health System

Novant Health is helping physicians find meaning and thrive again through a novel program that builds self-awareness, teaches coping skills, and increases their engagement, resulting in greater fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.

Organizational Interventions Are Key to Reducing Burnout

Leadership

Survey Snapshot: Admitting We Can’t Do This — Interventions and Tools to Reduce Clinician Burnout

The very things that motivate physicians — autonomy, mastery, and purpose — are being chipped away in the new world of medicine.

Physician Clinician Burnout Is Extensive

Leadership

Leadership Survey: Immunization Against Burnout

Clinician burnout is far from being eliminated at health care organizations, but leaders, frontline physicians, and nurses are joining forces to get to the roots of the crisis.

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