Even before the pandemic, job burnout has been a major issue among healthcare workers. But in 2020, burnout became rampant, as frontline healthcare workers were forced to continuously put their health and well-being at risk to care for patients during COVID-19.
87 percent of emergency physicians say they've experienced more stress during the pandemic, and 72% reported more burnout.
In a recent live webinar, we invited Dr. Mark Greenawald, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, to discuss the problem of burnout and how healthcare leaders can address it. Quick preview below.
Many healthcare employees have a hard time admitting that they are exhausted and overwhelmed. But Dr. Mark Greenawald argues that strong peer connections and supportive workplaces can make a world of difference.
Watch the full webinar, which covers:
- The difference between stress and distress in healthcare — and why it matters
- 5 steps to building a connection culture
- Why culture eats strategy for breakfast
- How to take a layered approach to clinician in-reach
- How the free PeerRx program helps to build connections among healthcare workers
- Other resources & links for fostering a strong culture
Improving employee engagement in healthcare is critical, because highly engaged healthcare workers lead to high-quality care. By making a consistent effort to help healthcare workers feel heard, valued, and understood, healthcare organizations can drastically improve team engagement and retention.