Empowering workers and supporting their emotional, physical, social, intellectual, spiritual and even financial health are necessary steps to allow the healthcare workforce perform their mission to the best of their abilities. The following resources can assist healthcare facilities care for the caregiver, which will, in turn, strengthen patient care.
- Employee wellness programs have become a staple in many corporations as a way to attract top talent, keep them happy and productive, and decrease employee turnover. The key to having a successful corporate wellness program is by encouraging overall well-being while still keeping it fun (see #57 for a perfect example). If you can’t get your team engaged then your wellness program ideas will quick...» Full ArticleWorksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) announced the winners of its annual WorkWell Massachusetts Awards program aimed to recognize Massachusetts employers for their exemplary work in worksite health promotion. Five of the six Gold Award recipients were MA hospitals. As well as of only two Innovator Awards, one was a MA hospital. The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA...» Full ArticleThe demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel that you’re in over your head or have little control over the situation. If the stress of caregiving is left unchecked, it can take a toll on your health, relationships, and state of mind—eventually leading to caregiver burnout. And when you’re burned out, it’s tough to do anything, let alone look after someone else....» Full ArticleWith increasing demands on time, resources, and energy, in addition to poorly designed systems of daily work, it’s not surprising health care professionals are experiencing burnout at increasingly higher rates, with staff turnover rates also on the rise. Yet, joy in work is more than just the absence of burnout or an issue of individual wellness; it is a system property. It is generated (or not)...» Full ArticleIf you work in the wellness industry, I’d like you to consider yourself part of a “helping profession”. Just like nurses, teachers, counselors, first responders or nonprofit leaders, you come to the office every day with the overall mission of helping those in need. Read more…...» Full ArticleCPH-NEW is a NIOSH Total Worker HealthTM Center for Excellence. This program was supported by NIOSH Grant Number U19-OH008857.A free online continuing education program on causes, impacts, and prevention strategies to deal with job stress.The online program consists of 4 modules to educate nurses on the latest research on job stress concepts, stressors in the healthcare workplace, the impact...» Full ArticleIn 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its landmark report, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System , which revealed that a significant number of people die annually from medical errors. The report spurred two decades of action on the part of hospitals and health care professionals to improve patient safety. The IOM, renamed the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), is now add...» Full ArticleSharing Knowledge to Combat Clinician Burnout. Click here to find articles, research studies, and other resources ...» Full ArticleThe Schwartz Center leads a movement to bring compassion to every healthcare experience. One of the most powerful ways we advance compassion is by honoring caregivers who provide truly compassionate care–care that is supportive, respectful and kind....» Full Article
IHI created a white paper to serve as a guide for healthcare organizations to engage in a participative process where leaders ask colleagues at all levels of the organization, “What matters to you?” — enabling them to better understand the barriers to joy in work, and co-create meaningful, high-leverage strategies to address these issues.»Full Article
The Mayo Clinic conducted a study that demonstrates that a 12-week in-person stress management and resilience intervention led to a statistically important and clinically meaningful improvement in happiness, satisfaction with life, and gratitude in healthcare workers.»Full Article
This toolkit has helpful tips, tools and resources you can use to recruit, organize and manage an effective in-house wellness committee that drives results.»Full Article