Well-Being Weekly | Week of August 31st, 2020

Explore the latest research, news, and developments in the world of wellness in this installment of the Well-Being Weekly. Get caught up on this week's biggest stories surrounding mental health and well-being in the healthcare industry, provided by Well-Being Index experts Patrick McNally and Sunny Prabhakar. 

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Too many forms, too little function

In an article recently published in MedPage Today, Dr. Fred N. Pelzman describes the beaurocratic burden that has been placed on clinicians and the excess of forms that have become the overwhelming focus of doctors. While fraud does unfortunately exist in the medical field, Dr. Pelzman isn't convinced that the unreasonable amount of paper work is effective in minimizing it, and rather places undue stress on providers.

"Wouldn't it be great if, instead of all this paper, instead of all this flurry of forms flying back and forth, we could finally build a system in the electronic medical record to transfer just the right information to just the right people, at just the right time?" Dr. Pelzman asks. 

Read the full article to learn more about Dr. Pelzman's perspective on the current healthcare system and how he thinks the industry needs to move forward.

Burnout isn’t due to resiliency deficit - It’s still a system issue

In an excellent article from AMA, recent research on clinician burnout and resilience was examined to determine the true causes of distress and the role of resilience in healthcare provider well-being. 

"While maintaining and strengthening resilience is important, physicians do not have a deficit in resilience. Instead, a recent study reinforces that additional solutions—such as those addressing system issues—are needed to reduce physician burnout and promote well-being."

Read the full post to explore the most recent research regarding resilience, burnout, and the systemic issues causing distress among healthcare providers.

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