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Wellness on a Budget: Can It Be Done?

 

Purpose: To quantify resident well-being, assess the most common stressors and sources of burnout among residents, and develop cost effective strategies to improve wellness.

 

Background: In 2017, the ACGME mandated that residency and fellowship programs had to demonstrate a commitment to the well-being of the residents, faculty members, students and all members of the health care team.

 

Methods: Identifying a cost effective assessment tool (Well-Being Index) which would link to important wellness resources, national comparative data, and provide comprehensive reporting to our residency programs. Analysis of this data and use of focus groups to develop a Resident Wellness Taskforce.

 

Results: The Well-Being Index, distributed at the beginning of the training year, showed 30% of residents who responded had “at risk” scores. The focus groups then determined the most common stressors at Henry Ford Hospital, which fell into 4 common categories: work efficiency/support; workflow/job demands; organizational values/meaning in work; and work-life balance. These results allowed the Wellness Taskforce to develop strategies, both personal and institutional, to combat areas of high stress. Cost effective interventions totaled under $25,000  and included a Wellness Curriculum and Wellness Rounds. Details will be shared in presentation.

 

Discussions: Baseline wellness scores and focus groups allowed us to determine the extent of our residents’ burnout and identify their most common stressors. This was an important starting point for planning cost effective interventions and programming geared to improving resident wellness. Future plans include assessing the Well-Being Index post-intervention to determine the effect of the taskforce initiatives on resident burnout.

Topics: CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, 2019, Student, Resident, Faculty, Systems-Based Practice & Improvement, GME, Advocacy,

General Information


Intended
Audience
Student,Resident,Faculty,
Competencies
Addressed
Systems-Based Practice & Improvement,
Educational
Continuum
GME,
Educational
Focus
Advocacy,
Clinical Focus

Author Information

Vini Chopra, MD, Henry Ford Hospital; Lisa MacLean, MD; David Richardson, MD; Amanda Paquet, MD; Roopina Sangha, MD, MPH

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