Practice Resources

Clinician Well-Being

Clinician well-being is vital for safe and superior patient care. Yet clinicians of all kinds are experiencing startling burnout rates, especially during the COVID pandemic. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, “burnout is a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of sense of personal accomplishment.” Clinician burnout can have severe, wide-ranging consequences on individuals and on patient care.

Check back regularly for new resources on clinician well-being and combating burnout.
National Academy of Medicine Resources
ADditional Resources for Physicians
General / employer resources
  • Preparing for the Pandemic's Impact on Workers: Supporting Employers and Employees
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
    • NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. 
    • A service of Kaiser Permanente. Talking about mental health can be hard. It’s time to make it easier, and empower more people to ask for help, take action to help themselves, and support others.
  • Mental Health America
    • MHA is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. 
    • myStrength partners with more than 130 of the largest healthcare payers and providers in the U.S. to extend evidence-based behavioral health access to covered members, promoting higher levels of engagement and satisfaction, improved outcomes, and reduced cost of care delivery.
  • Greater Good Science Center
    • The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.
  • Art and Healing-The Unlonely Project
    • Stuck at Home (Together) provides resources and tools to encourage creative expression and enable social connection.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) maintains a National Helpline. This is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
  • American Psychiatric Association Center for Workplace Mental Health: Working Well Toolkit
    • Directly from expertise shared by leading employers, the Working Well Toolkit provides human resource professionals and business leaders with practical information and strategies, assessment tools, mental health programs and case studies to educate employers about current best practices to create supportive workplace environments.
  • Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
    • As the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to spread, BSR is working hard supporting our member companies around the world, along with our many partners, as you navigate this extraordinary and unprecedented time.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous - Resources
    • If you are a professional working with alcoholic patients, AA wants to work with you!  Please explore this site and it’s linked resources.  You can sign up for more information about local meetings – in-person and otherwise.
  • Al-Anon
    • For patients living with alcoholics or persons with other substance use disorders, al-anon offers meetings and other forms of support.  See the “Resources for Professionals” link at the bottom of the page.
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    • On the home page for Narcotics Anonymous – click find a meeting to locate 12 step meetings for those addicted to narcotics worldwide.

Employee Resources
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ACOEM Content
  • AOHC Virtual 2021 Sessions - Registrants have access through December 31, 2021. Didn't participate in AOHC Virtual 2021? Purchase AOHC Encore.
    • Clinician Well-Being General Session
    • Session 104: Developing Personal Resilience in Unprecedented Circumstances
    • Session 105: The Trauma-Informed Approach for Patient and Practitioner Well-being
    • Session 131: Implementation of a Workplace Physician Wellness Program
    • Session 132: IOMSC Updates: A Global Focus on WHO SDGs - Including Universal Access to Health Care; Mental Health and Well-being for Health Care Professionals and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases through Workplace Health Initiatives
    • Session 201: Be Well Work Well  
    • Session 205: Evidence Based Treatments to Prevent Burnout in the Fire Service during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Session 207: The Role of Human Connection in Health and Organizational Performance
    • Session 213: The Emerging Total Worker Health Professional: Competencies, Training, and Community
    • Session 315: Heroes are Only Human: Protecting Healthcare Personnel in a Pandemic
    • Session 320: Resilience - Preventing Burnout and Enhancing Performance During Challenging Times
    • Session 323: Healthcare Worker Burnout and Safety Culture
    • Session 408: Informatics as a Source of and Solution for Clinical OEM Burnout
    • ...and more!

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