The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (Clinician Well-Being Collaborative) is announcing a two-year extension of its work to address burnout faced by healthcare workers. The ACGME is proud to co-chair the Action Collaborative, a network of more than 200 organizations committed to the cause.
Burnout experienced by clinicians and health professional trainees has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and concern about an increase in stress, anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, and suicidality has led NAM to extend its collaborative efforts.
“We have the opportunity now to build a better health care system after COVID-19. If we create a system that values the well-being of staff and patients; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and compassion and mutual respect, the resources will be there even in tight times to achieve these goals. Values should drive institutional decision-making,” said initiative co-chair Thomas J. Nasca, president and chief executive officer of the ACGME. “If this pandemic refocuses us on our moral mission to provide care to others, it will have invigorated the profession as much as it has challenged it. We can support individual clinicians and learners by changing the health care system and its culture over time.”
Read the full announcement at the NAM website.