Well-Being Weekly | Week of June 29th, 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. 

Burnout and resilience after a decade in palliative care

In a recent study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, researchers interviewed palliative care clinicians with more than ten years of experience including doctors, nurses, and social workers to examine their views of resilience and burnout in palliative care. "Our findings highlight the evolving process of transformational growth that PCCs must repeatedly undergo as they strive toward sustained resilience and longevity."

The findings also focused on PCCs "taking individual and collective responsibility toward building a culture of personal and team resilience." Read the full study to learn more about the unique conditions that impact palliative care clinician well-being.

Beat healthcare burnout with effective team huddles

According to a recent Gallup post, healthcare leaders can mitigate clinician burnout through strategic huddles. "Unclear communication from managers is a top cause of employee burnout, which affects an alarming 76% of employees."

To reduce distress caused from ineffective communication, leaders should ask themselves 7 key questions regarding their team huddles:

  1. Are they efficient?
  2. Do employees actively participate?
  3. Are they informed?
  4. Do they include visual information tracking?
  5. Do they promote alignment?
  6. Do they focus on today?
  7. Do they escalate problem-solving?

Read the article to learn more about these seven questions and how to support better patient outcomes through effective team huddles.

Mayo Clinic ranked number 1 world's best hospital

Mayo Clinic, located in Rochester, Minnesota, and inventor of the Well-Being Index, has been ranked number one for the second year among leading hospitals in 21 countries by Newsweek and global research data company Statista. As leaders at Mayo Clinic understand, if clinicians are not well—mentally and physically—they cannot deliver the quality of patient care that has been recognized for so many years.

In addition to Mayo Clinic, several other world-leading organizations recognized on the World's Best Hospitals 2020 list utilize the Well-Being Index to care for their staff's mental health. Read our recent article to see what other organizations made the list and to learn more about the annual authoritative ranking.

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