Clinician Wellbeing Tools and Practical Approaches

Following are toolkits, activities, and practical approaches that address clinician wellbeing.

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NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience

The National Academy of Medicine launched the Action Collaborative as a network of more than 200 organizations committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout. They published a National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being and offer a collection of resources that highlight strategies and tools that health care leaders and workers can use across practice settings to take action toward decreasing burnout and improving clinician well-being.

AMA Physician Burnout Portal

American Medical Association’s Physician Burnout Portal offers a better understanding of physician burnout and how it can be prevented with a selection of educational activities. They include insights on how to redesign your practice to reduce stress and promote well-being. Learn now and receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

AMA StepsForward Module

American Medical Association’s StepsForward Module provides key steps to help prevent physician burnout in a practice, offers strategies to construct a process to measure and improve physician well-being, and presents examples of successful burnout prevention programs in a variety of settings.

APA Well-Being and Burnout Portal

American Psychiatric Association’s Well-Being and Burnout Portal offers an online self-assessment tool and a suite of resources to help clinicians achieve well-being and address individual and system-level challenges which contribute to professional burnout.

AAMC Well-Being and Emotional Resiliency

A collection of resources related to well-being put together by the American Association of Medical Colleges.

5B Toolkit from American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

AACN created this teaching resource for nursing students which includes themes such as self-awareness, self-care, resilience, and wellness.

These themes are intended to help new nurses more fully understand their role as caregiver as well as the settings and systems in which they will practice. Each theme is introduced and followed by a Reflection exercise that can be used to engage students in a deeper conversation about role expectations and the practice of nursing. Related resources and recommended readings also are included to spark further study of the identified theme.

ANA Nurse Burnout and Prevention

American Nurses Association’s article on Nurse Burnout and Prevention describes nurse burnout and moral injury and offers prevention techniques for individuals.

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.

Nursing Burnout: The Solvable Problem Within Your Control

This blog post from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses offers practical ways for individuals to release the stress response (“stuck stress”).

Nature Prescriptions

This recorded “Connecting With and Prescribing Healing Nature” virtual workshop was hosted in May 2023 as part of the GHHS Well-being Workshop Series. Led by Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, PhD, Director of the Medical Humanities Program at the University of Florida College of Medicine, presented ways for healthcare professionals and students to develop their own healing nature practice, and to learn how to develop plans and resources for facilitating conversations on individualized healing nature plans with patients.

Park Rx America offers resources and tools for both clinicians, patients, and the public. They share nature prescriptions and research about the benefits of nature, asserting that that nature-rich areas should be accessible to all and incorporated into our daily routines.


PaRx: A Prescription for Nature is an initiative of the BC Parks Foundation, driven by health-care professionals who want to improve their patients’ health by connecting them to nature. Featuring practical resources like quick tips and patient handouts, its goal is to make prescribing time in nature simple, fun and effective.

Grief and Resilience

These downloadable activities relate to a workshop on grief and resilience for healthcare professionals, shared by Kat Hurley, LCSW, APHSW-C, AGRMS.

Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine

The Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine (KNN) is a national movement focused on integrating caring, character, practical wisdom and flourishing within the profession of medicine. It aims to transform health professions education, influence healthcare cultures and environments, and promote broader policy and systems change.

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