The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2020
Foundation Supports Study on Clinician Burnout
A grant by The Doctors Company Foundation is helping to address the high rates of burnout reported among U.S. clinicians, students, and trainees. The Foundation’s 2018 grant sponsored Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being, a consensus study by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on systems approaches to improve patient care by supporting clinician well-being.
NAM’s final report, released in late 2019, examines the scientific evidence regarding the causes of clinician burnout and the consequences for both clinicians and patients. The report also provides interventions to support clinician well-being and resilience, as well as a research agenda to address gaps in the evidence base.
The Doctors Company Foundation works to support patient safety research and educational training.
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