The National Academy of Medicine has created a new “action collaborative” to address high rates of depression and suicide among health care workers, reports STAT.
Clinical burnout among these workers has been tied to an increase in medical errors, lower patient satisfaction rates and high levels of stress for nurses, according to the report.
The new initiative aims to bring together medical educators, providers and hospital administrators to boost their well-being by assessing and understanding the underlying causes of clinical burnout and suicide, advancing solutions to reverse trends in clinician stress, burnout and suicide. Group activities will include meetings, public workshops and stakeholder engagement activities.
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