NAM releases resource compendium for healthcare worker well-being
The National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience has issued a new free resource highlighting strategies and tools to decrease burnout among healthcare workers and improve clinician well-being.
“Resource Compendium for Health Care Worker Well-Being” is divided into six essential elements:
- Advance organizational commitment.
- Strengthen leadership behaviors.
- Conduct workplace assessment.
- Examine policies and practices.
- Enhance workplace efficiency.
- Cultivate a culture of connection and support.
Without an emotionally healthy workforce, there can be no safe care. To help address healthcare worker well-being, The Joint Commission has advocated for the removal of barriers to clinicians seeking mental health care, specifically related to mental health history questions asked during the credentialing and licensing process. The Joint Commission also has advocated for health care worker well-being by providing support for the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act.
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