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Addressing Burnout in the Healthcare Sector and Beyond

December 9, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

Excessive workload, stress, long hours and difficult work cultures have produced an epidemic of burnout among physicians, nurses and others working in the healthcare sector. But it is not just there, other industries experience high rates of burnout too. And research increasingly shows that reducing burnout and increasing wellbeing is not just solved at the individual level, rather it requires organizational changes. This meeting will include a presentation on innovative approaches to reducing burnout and improving wellbeing in the health care sector and practices learned in that sector that can be implemented in a diverse array of industries.

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