TYPE: Virtual, Facilitated
DURATION: 3 hours (11:00 - 2:15 PM ET)
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Health and wellness is a critical issue that affects all members of a care team, patients and the overall effectiveness of the health system. Organizational factors such as challenging workloads, demanding learning and practice standards, rigid medical culture and complex practice environments all put health care professionals at a higher risk of experiencing personal and professional dissatisfaction, depression, burnout and suicide. To address these challenges, we must first understand the scope of the problem, including the individual and system drivers of burnout.
In this interactive course, we will review key concepts of wellness, explore organizational factors that drive burnout and review evidence-based findings on the interventions shown to protect against burnout and foster well-being. We will explore the role of meaning in work and examine threats to joy in medicine. Participants will work collaboratively to create a personalized plan and identify evidence-based strategies to integrate wellness into their clinical environments.
EXPECT TO LEARN HOW TO:
- explain the impact of burnout on the Canadian health care workforce and the quality of care using an evidence-based supporting framework;
- describe the components of the Stanford Professional Fulfillment model and their relationship to wellness;
- explain how medical culture affects well-being as well as the role of meaning in work and joy in medicine;
- describe some common barriers to engaging with wellness initiatives;
- describe your role in reinforcing, shaping and transforming medical culture; and
- identify 2-3 strategies to introduce wellness and self-awareness into clinical work environments.
Dr. Jillian Horton