Organizational Support for Wellness
In this on-demand course, Dr. Jonathan Ripp presents information and research related to health professional burnout. This course, in its entirety, will take an estimated 45 minutes to complete..
This event is hosted by the Compass Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) Network. The Compass Hospital Quality Improvement Contract is supported by contract number 75FCMC19D0028 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies.
Hospital leadership, nursing leadership, health professionals interested in well-being
Organizational Support for Wellness
Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Medical Education and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Dean for Well-Being and Resilience and Chief Wellness Officer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS)
The culture in healthcare is to help others. Sometimes that comes with a personal cost. Performing under high levels of prolonged stress can take a serious toll on the mental and physical well-being of healthcare workers. Just as finding ways to foster personal resilience is important, having an organization that is supportive and creative about addressing the care of its employees is crucial for success. When healthcare personnel are unwell, patient safety is negatively impacted, and the economic burden for additional care and staffing can be tremendous. Now, after experiencing more than 12 months in an unprecedented global pandemic, looking out for the individual person who is a healthcare professional in a sustainable manner has become more important than ever.
In this presentation, the speaker will present information and research related to health professional burnout. From the unique perspective of a chief wellness officer examples of how an organization can demonstrate a commitment to health professional well-being will be shared. Learning objectives include:
- Describe the prevalence and consequences of health professional burnout.
- Define system-level ways to improve health professional well-being.
- Recognize the impact of COVID-19 on well-being.
- Identify ways for health care institutions to make commitments to clinician well-being.
Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH
Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine, Medical Education and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Dean for Well-Being and Resilience and Chief Wellness Officer at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). He received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University and completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In the role of chief wellness officer, Dr. Ripp oversees efforts to assess and provide direction for system- and individual-level interventions designed to improve well-being for all students, residents, fellows and faculty in the Mount Sinai Health System. He is the former Associate Dean of GME for Trainee Well-Being within the ISMMS Office of Graduate Medical Education in which capacity he served to help spread well-being initiatives across the training programs of the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Ripp also co-founded and is the former Director of the ISMMS Department of Medicine’s Advancing Idealism in Medicine (AIM) Initiative. His primary research interest is in physician burnout and well-being, for which he has received grant support and has published and lectured widely.
No continuing education is provided for this course. The user will receive a certificate of completion upon completing the course.