Clinician Well Being

In support of this work, Ascension Medical Group has developed a Clinician Well-Being and Engagement “playbook” for clinical leaders that includes nearly 40 best practices intended to create greater practice efficiency and personal resilience and well-being among practicing clinicians.

In addition to strategies for preventing burnout, there is also a need for making sure clinicians who are already experiencing burnout can access mental and behavioral health services. In the medical community, stigma still causes too many clinicians to avoid seeking professional help when they need it.

Ascension Medical Group offers physicians, Advanced Practice Clinicians and Medical Residents access to the Well-Being Index, a seven-question, confidential and anonymous assessment that integrates organizational and external resources for clinicians who are exhibiting signs of distress. 

Joy In Medicine Award

The American Medical Association (AMA) recognized 22 health care organizations as the first recipients of the inaugural Joy in Medicineā„¢ Recognition. The new distinction offered by the AMA recognizes health care organizations that have committed to efforts that improve physician satisfaction and reduce burnout. Ascension was recognized on September 21, 2019 at the Bronze level.

Additional Resources

Member of the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience