Occupational burnout adversely impacts the delivery of high-quality, compassionate care. Pediatric oncology advanced practice nurses (APNs) are at increased risk for burnout attributed to a high-stress environment, and the complexity of patient/family conditions. In 2019, the World Health Organization recognized burnout as an occupational phenomenon in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases.
The National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (2019) consensus report provided six recommendations for reducing burnout and promoting professional well-being in clinical practice settings and organizations. This APN session will address the six NAM recommendations and APNs’ role in leading evidence-based practice changes to reduce burnout, promote well-being, and strengthen resilience. Therefore, this educational session will focus on 1) the prevalence of clinician burnout in the United States; 2) the extent and consequences of burnout; 3) internal and external environmental factors contributing to or protecting against burnout; 4) the systems approach for clinician burnout and professional well-being through the NAM Action Collaborative framework; 5) the six goals for eliminating burnout and enhancing professional well-being (create positive work environments, create positive learning environments, reduce administrative burden, enable technology solutions, provide support to clinicians and learners, and invest in research); and 6) applying the evidence from quality improvement (QI) project to address one or more of the NAM goals. Learners will acquire tools and evidence-based strategies for addressing burnout and fostering well-being and resilience at frontline care delivery and organizational levels, with a specific focus on implementing change strategies applicable to pediatric oncology APNs and interprofessional clinicians in the pediatric oncology setting.
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