May 29, 2019

ACGME Hosts Fifth Public Meeting of NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being

The ACGME today hosted the fifth public meeting of the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience focused on “Redesigning the Clinical Learning Environment.”

Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, president and chief executive officer of the ACGME, welcomed attendees. “The clinical learning environment,” he said, “has an outsized and durable impact on personal and professional identity.”

Two keynote addresses followed. Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP, president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, spoke about changing the culture of medicine by focusing on human connection, productivity, and efficiency. ACGME Chief Sponsoring Institutions and Clinical Learning Environment Officer Kevin Weiss, MD explored the link between the learning, clinical care, and practice environments and the importance of well-being.

Attendees engaged in table discussions around clinician values, identity formation, leadership, and systems change. Then, Chief Clinical Officer of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Connie Barden, RN, MSN, CCRN-E, CCNS and a staff nurse from Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center reflected on how the learning environment has shaped their identities, and where they see opportunities to make positive changes. Strategic Advisor, HCA Healthcare Ron Paulus, MD, reflected on his journey in health care by highlighting the impact of the learning environment on clinician well-being.

The day concluded with a conversation about the key themes of the day, as well as how attendees plan to carry forward in their work.

Approximately 200 health care leaders attended the meeting in person, which kicked off last night at a reception where clinicians shared personal stories on well-being. Approximately 700 people across the nation also participated via webcast.

The Action Collaborative launched in 2017 to help clinicians develop lifelong skills to improve their well-being across all career stages and specialties. Learn more.

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