Clinician Wellbeing Research and Articles

Following are research and articles that address clinician wellbeing.

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Gold Foundation Articles

Statement by the Gold Corporate Council about their commitment to supporting healthcare worker well-being.

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Women in Medicine and Science Collection

The Journal of Medical Internet Research present the Women in Medicine and Science special e-collection, which is dedicated to highlighting the inequities that exist in communities and health care systems. Many articles relate to issues concerning well-being, including as addressing caregiving fatigue.

The publication of this e-collection of invited papers is in partnership with The Women in Medicine Summit, a conference designed to amplify the lives of women physicians, practitioners, researchers, and academics in medicine and work towards gender parity in healthcare through skills development, action plans, advocacy, professional growth, education, allyship, empowerment, and inspiration.

CHARM: Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine

CHARM-Arnold P. Gold Foundation Charter on Physician Well-Being published in JAMA addresses challenges to physician well-being such as dissatisfaction, symptoms of burnout, relatively high rates of depression, and increased suicide risk affecting physicians from premedical training through their professional careers, observing that these problems are associated with suboptimal patient care, lower patient satisfaction, decreased access to care, and increased health care costs.

CHARM Annotated Bibliography of Evidence-Based Interventions for Medical Student, Trainee and Practicing Physician Wellbeing offers a summary of research not only for medical schools and residency/fellowship programs, but also for health-care system leaders and policy makers at large. This bibliography is a reminder that programs are not alone in facing these challenges, and that the collective wisdom of decades of medical educators, practicing clinicians and researchers, is an extraordinary foundation for finding effective ways to optimize our present and future work environments and reduce burnout in our profession.

NAM Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub

Search for articles, research studies, and other resources related to clinician well-being through National Academy of Medicine’s Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub.

The Rise In Substance Addiction Among Nurses

Substance abuse is rising among nurses, especially ER nurses and others who work in very high-stress environments. This article highlights that addiction treatment is available, but seeking help often requires overcoming the stigma medical professionals face when it comes to addiction.

How med students avoid burnout

This article describes a discussion held to capture the perspectives of medical students about the state of physician burnout and shares ideas of what they can do to prevent it during training. Links to related articles are shared at the end.

Physician Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Individual and Institutional Response to an Emerging Crisis

This paper reviews the recent literature in burnout and compassion fatigue focusing on institutional factors influencing burnout where providers work as well as the individual factors affecting providers.

The authors conclude that burnout and compassion fatigue remain a significant problem in healthcare and impact patient care as well as the well-being of providers, highlight approaches that are working to decrease this impact in both the individual provider as well as the institutions
in which providers are working, and indicate that the research in this area from an individual perspective and a business perspective is only beginning.

Well-Being in GME: A Call for Action

Well-Being in Graduate Medical Education: A Call for Action, published in Academic Medicine, describes the collaborative effort of medical educators, academic leaders, and researchers to make recommendations at the national, hospital, program, and nonwork levels meant to inform stakeholders who have taken up the charge to address trainee well-being. This article asserts that regulatory bodies and health care systems need to be accountable for the well-being of trainees under their supervision and drive an enforceable mandate to programs under their charge.

A Roadmap for Research on Resident Well-Being

A Roadmap for Research on Resident Well-Being, published in The American Journal of Medicine, discusses gaps in the literature on interventions that address resident well-being and distress, barriers to this research, optimal selection of outcome measures, and study design considerations.

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