What is Burnout?
Burnout affects today’s pharmacists, residents, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians at unprecedented rates. At the individual level, pharmacy staff burnout can result in medication errors and increased patient harm. At the hospital or healthcare system level, the effects of burnout such as disengagement, loss of productivity, and employee turnover, can lead to inefficiency and financial problems for healthcare organizations.
A pharmacy workforce with the ability to thrive during adversity — a resilient workforce — is essential to combat burnout and support higher-quality care, increased patient safety, and improved patient satisfaction.
Factors Affecting Clinician Well-Being and Resilience – Conceptual Model
This conceptual model was developed by the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being. The model depicts the factors associated with clinician well-being and resilience. View the full model.
- 53% of health-system pharmacists surveyed reported a high degree of burnout. (source: Durham ME, Bush PW, Ball, AM. 2018. Evidence of burnout in health-system pharmacists. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 75(23): S93-S100.)
- Pharmacy residents working more than 60 hours per week reported high levels of stress, depression, and hostility. (source: Le HM, Young SD. Evaluation of stress experienced by pharmacy residents. AJHP.2017;74:599-604)
- ASHP is a member the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative working group that designed a conceptual model on Factors Affecting Clinician Well-Being and Resilience.
- In 2018, ASHP House of Delegates members approved a new professional policy on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience.
- Four of the five inaugural recipients of the New Practitioner Leadership Development Research Grant, courtesy of the Marianne F. Ivey Fund, will focus on clinician well-being and resilience.
- Artwork from three ASHP members were selected from hundreds of submissions to be featured in Expressions of Clinician Well-Being: An Art Exhibition.