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NAM Issues Report on Systems Approach to Supporting Clinician Well-Being
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has released a consensus study,
Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Supporting Professional Well-Being
that is a call to action for healthcare organizations and educational institutions training health professionals, government, and industry to significantly improve clinical work and educational environments for all disciplines "to prevent and mitigate clinician burnout and foster professional well-being for the overall health of clinicians, patients, and the nation."
The report sets out six goals and recommended system-wide actions to speed progress on burnout prevention and mitigation:
1. Create positive work environments work that prevent and reduce burnout, foster professional well-being, and support quality care.
2. Create positive learning environments that prevent and reduce burnout, foster professional well-being, and support quality care.
3. Reduce administrative burden on clinicians that stem from a host of sources including legislation, policy, and an increasing requirements of accrediting and standard-setting entities.
4. Optimize the use of technology to support clinicians in providing high-quality care.
5. Provide support to clinicians and learners to alleviate symptoms of burnout.
6. Invest in research on clinician professional well-being.
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