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Person and Team Interventions to Address Burnout in Health Care Professionals

presented by Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L

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Financial— Erika del Pozo receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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Video Runtime: 35 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

Burnout is a multifaceted challenge plaguing the health care industry and therefore requires a multifaceted approach. This phenomenon has been researched for several decades and presents as an ongoing challenge in our modern work world. Beyond the buzz, burnout carries significant consequences for individuals, teams, and organizations. This introductory course provides health care professionals across all settings with essential information about evidence-based person- and work-level interventions to prevent, manage, and treat the root causes and symptoms of burnout. Health care professionals must proactively address burnout from various angles, including the implementation of practices geared toward enhancing personal psychological resources. Such interventions will foster a greater sense of well-being and work-life satisfaction and reduce the symptoms associated with burnout that carry destructive consequences for patients, teams, and organizations.

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Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L

Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L, holds a BA in dance and a master's degree in occupational therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Erika has practiced in outpatient pediatrics for five years and also has experience working with older adults with progressive neurological conditions. Erika served as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University for three semesters,…

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1. Person- and Work-Level Interventions for Burnout: Part 1

Can mindfulness help with burnout? Research shows that mindfulness interventions not only help individuals, but also can be beneficial to health care teams. This chapter examines internal resources that have been shown to reduce burnout and support work-life satisfaction and well-being in health care professionals both at work and outside of work, including mindfulness, meditation, emotional intelligence, and locus of control.

2. Person- and Work-Level Interventions for Burnout: Part 2

Is resilience a dangerous term when addressing solutions for burnout? This chapter explores internal resources that have been shown to reduce burnout and support work-life satisfaction and well-being in health care professionals both at work and outside of work. These interventions include resilience, optimism, gratitude, self-compassion, and engagement coping.

3. Sleep and Burnout: How to Improve Your Sleep

Having difficulties unplugging? You may be surprised to know that organizations have the same difficulties. This chapter describes the relationship between burnout and sleep, the negative impacts of "telepressure," and the consequences of chrono-misalignment. This chapter illustrates the four chronotypes, and optimal strategies to increase energy and alertness throughout the day, reduce exhaustion, and improve quality of sleep.

4. Work Well-Being Strategies

Work well-being doesn’t have to be an expensive, over-the-top thing. This chapter highlights interventions that can positively impact individual and team wellness and well-being while at work, including methods to increase team psychological safety.

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