Learning Bursts

This collection of topics on well-being and resilience are excerpts from presentations at recent ASHP meetings. They have been gathered here to provide opportunities for bite-sized learning that can easily be incorporated into your day.


Why Are Leaders So Prone to Burnout?

During this presentation, speakers highlight the driving factors that lead to burnout in leadership and upper management. They also discuss how leadership burnout can impact a health system and emphasize the importance of “putting on your oxygen mask” before you can adequately support others.

Della Bahmandar, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCSCP
Ashley M. Ramp, PharmD, MEd
MS Jacalyn Rogers, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Factors That Influence Resident Well-Being

There is not one simple answer to the question “What factors influence the well-being of residents?”. Individual wellness is multifactorial, but some contributing factors include sleep, stressors, poor work-life balance, prior mental health treatment and so much more.

Lisa Goldstone PharmD, MS, BCPP, BCPS

Assessing Areas Causing Resident Distress

Assessing resident distress requires determining the individual needs of each resident and implementing validated tools and surveys to measure resident wellness. During this presentation, the speaker highlights factors influencing the well-being of their residents and discusses their approach to addressing the concerns.

William Gong, PharmD, FASHP, FCHSP

Developing a Well-being Plan for Your Organization

Broad well-being interventions are a great start, but it's crucial to tailor these events to the needs of your residents. It’s pertinent to address the underlying issues associated with distress without adding to the problem. During this presentation, the speaker reflects on specific concerns from their residents, and discusses how they tailored programs and well-being interventions accordingly. The speaker also emphasizes the value of thorough evaluations of well-being approaches.

Lisa Goldstone, PharmD, MS, BCPP, BCPS

Engaging Organization Leaders

During this presentation, the speaker highlights ways to engage the leadership team in well-being discussions. Transparency in the data collected, and awareness of resident responsibilities play a crucial role in fostering these discussions.

William Gong, PharmD, FASHP, FCHSP

Let Go of Control

During this presentation, the speaker draws correlations between personal and professional experiences and demonstrating resilience. He defines the meaning of resilience and encourages strategies to find meaning in adversity.

Cory Jenks, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP