SOLVING HEALTHCARE'S OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH EPIDEMIC
Healthcare organizations in the United States are facing an occupational health epidemic, usually referred to as “burnout”. More than half of health professionals are currently showing symptoms. This epidemic has been building since the first cases were identified over 40 years ago. Thousands of articles and books have been written about it. There have been countless presentations and conferences and programs about it. And the rate of infection is only accelerating.
The causes of this occupational health epidemic are powerful, multiple and synergistic (read: “perfect storm”). In other words, it’s COMPLEX. And the failure of very smart people to manage this complex challenge successfully can be traced to their tendency to keep doing what they know even though that approach is clearly not working.
There is a better way, which is to act like good scientists and diagnosticians, to explore unfamiliar landscapes with humility and courage, and to come back with new discoveries that make a real and positive difference. Watch the video below for more on managing the complexity of healthcare's occupational health epidemic.