Academic Seminars


Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals – FREE Webinar Thursday March 7th at 1pm (sponsored by NNLM SCR and SaferCare Texas)
February 25, 2019

SaferCare Texas (formerly the UNTHSC Institute for Patient Safety) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our joint webinar series.

This 1 hour series co-sponsored by NNLM SCR and SaferCare Texas will focus on topics related to the field of patient safety and health care quality. Through this series, we hope to empower health care professionals, patients, and health information professionals to support the elimination of preventable harm and achieve the highest quality in health care possible. Sessions will be scheduled quarterly and topics chosen based on current trends in patient care.

On Thursday March 7th at 1pm, Lillee Smith Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN, Nurse Executive and Senior Fellow, SaferCare Texas, will present Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals: The Unrecognized Safety Imperative. Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link below. No registration is required, and the session is free to any interested parties.

Description: Recent research published by the National Academy of Medicine links poor healthcare outcomes to clinician burnout, including lower quality, increased costs, higher turnover and alarming rates of suicide and depression. Evidence-based strategies to address the problem are known, but less clear is how organizations can successfully implement them.

The issues related to this hidden epidemic will be described and how the ability to achieve optimal performance and outcome excellence is undermined by worker fatigue and burnout. The importance of worker overall health and well-being to create and sustain a culture of safety, a healthy work environment, and a work-life balance will be presented.

-Discuss recent research linking burnout to poor personal and organizational performance
-Identify promising approaches and current strategies to address fatigue and burnout
-Understand how to recognize risks in co-workers and team members
-Describe resources available for personal and organizational well-being