Faculty members experience numerous stressors throughout their careers. Increasing regulatory burdens and evolving care delivery models create more administrative responsibilities that leave less time for patients and students. Clinical adverse events frequently result in emotional turmoil and distress for everyone involved.
Developing resilience leads to a more satisfying career and lowers the risk of burnout. By embracing wellness and improving personal resiliency, faculty members can reconnect with the meaning of their work and fend off stress. Reducing or eliminating burnout also has practical implications for the entire department such as improving patient safety, student advancement, and the overall campus environment.
Dr. Jenny Reese serves in the role of Medical Director of Provider Well-being for Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Director of Faculty Well-being, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine. In these roles, Dr. Reese will help lead efforts to promote well-being through individual practice training and systems-based efforts. Peer support programs and team-based interventions are available.
Dr. Reese leads the CHCO Faculty Well-being Advisory Committee. If you would like more information about this committee or are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Reese at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHCO Faculty Well-being Advisory Committee Charter
Leading Statement: Developing resilience among health care providers is essential and attainable1. There is increasing discussion about the impact of physician burnout on patient experience, and health care quality and safety2. Resilience is also an important factor in career satisfaction and success, improving work as teachers, and enhancing professionalism and institutional culture of well-being. A coordinated effort to promote resilience and well-being for Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO)-based faculty and medical staff is needed. Our vision is that in the future, resilience and well-being is integrated and enculturated into everything we do—a set of behaviors we practice every day, not simply when someone needs help.
The Purpose of this committee is to:
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