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Subject: [DCHAS-L] National Academies of Sciences resources for Supporting Clinician Well-Being During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2020 10:12:03 -0400
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Letter from the Co-Chairs
In the face of the unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying global public health emergency, we want you to know the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (Clinician Well-Being Collaborative) is giving its attention to this issue. We remain wholly committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout by advancing evidence-based strategies to improve clinician well-being at both the individual and systems levels, and now must acknowledge the toll that the current crisis is taking on the well-being of clinicians.
While these are rapidly evolving times, we know that the health care and public health community needs our support as they navigate the difficult challenges arising in this unprecedented moment. Many clinicians already face anxiety, burnout, depression, stress, and suicide; the COVID-19 crisis is presenting an even greater hardship that can exacerbate existing levels of burnout and mental health stressors.
We have compiled a list of strategies and resources to support the health and well-being of clinicians providing health care during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to expand our knowledge and share information to strengthen the health care and public health community's response to the challenges ahead.
View Resources to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians During the COVID-19 Outbreak =BB
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to take action against clinician burnout. Most importantly, we hope you, your families, and our colleagues remain safe and well in this challenging time.
Victor Dzau, MD, President, National Academy of Medicine
Darrell Kirch, MD, President Emeritus, Association of American Medical Colleges
Thomas Nasca, MD, MACP, President and CEO, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Co-Chairs, The National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience
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