Menders: Love & Leadership in Health Systems

10. Using local wellbeing surveys to respond to the crisis of clinician burnout and turnover in our healthcare system with Dr. Nicola De Paul

June 12, 2022 Dr. Nicola De Paul Season 1 Episode 10
Menders: Love & Leadership in Health Systems
10. Using local wellbeing surveys to respond to the crisis of clinician burnout and turnover in our healthcare system with Dr. Nicola De Paul
Show Notes

In this special solo episode, I talk about how healthcare leaders can use local well-being surveys to respond to the crisis of clinician burnout and turnover in our healthcare system.

It is fabulous that many healthcare organizations are tuning in to the challenges that clinicians are experiencing related to systemic burnout and systemic causes of turnover. But recognizing that there is a problem is not sufficient and sometimes leaders lack clarity about what their clinical employees need and how to respond.

Taking the time to use a simple tool such as a well-being survey can help healthcare leaders make significant progress toward identifying and addressing their employees’ needs for systemic support.

And, as always, thank you for listening! 

Additional Resources:

Organizational Support

Healthcare providers’ perceived support from their organization is associated with lower burnout and anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic - Reitz (2021) -
From PLOS ONE: https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0259858

The Role of Perceived Organizational Support in Mental Health of Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study - Chatzitoffis et al. (2021) -
https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.707293

Physician Burnout

Sara Berg - Practice Management & Physician Burnout- https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/physician-health/physician-burnout-which-medical-specialties-feel-most-stress

Program Evaluation & Study Design

Real-world program evaluation, Funderburk & Shepardson (2017) - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28617014/  

Wellness Programs

Michelle Barton - Stop framing wellness programs around self-care - https://hbr.org/2022/04/stop-framing-wellness-programs-around-self-care

Organizational Reality Check

Is your leadership team struggling to manage your people metrics, communication strategies, and values-aligned policies? There is a clear path with focused actions that you can take to promote workplace satisfaction, employee engagement, and leadership sustainability.

Go to Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/) to check out my brand new mini-course! I created an Organizational Well-Being Assessment to help you evaluate what's working and to give you concrete ideas about what to do next.

Take action to rejuvenate your work life today!