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Hlubocky FJ , Shanafelt TD , Back AL , Paice JA , Tetzlaff ED , Friese CR , Kamal AH , McFarland DC , Lyckholm L , Gallagher CM , Chatwal M , Saltzman J , Dudzinski D , Burke JM , James TA , Page RD , Boyle DA , Gonzalez MM , Srivastava P
Creating a Blueprint of Well-Being in Oncology: An Approach for Addressing Burnout From ASCO's Clinician Well-Being Taskforce
Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2021 Jun;41 :e339-e353
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Abstract
Optimizing the well-being of the oncology clinician has never been more important. Well-being is a critical priority for the cancer organization because burnout adversely impacts the quality of care, patient satisfaction, the workforce, and overall practice success. To date, 45% of U.S. ASCO member medical oncologists report experiencing burnout symptoms of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization. As the COVID-19 pandemic remains widespread with periods of outbreaks, recovery, and response with substantial personal and professional consequences for the clinician, it is imperative that the oncologist, team, and organization gain direct access to resources addressing burnout. In response, the Clinician Well-Being Task Force was created to improve the quality, safety, and value of cancer care by enhancing oncology clinician well-being and practice sustainability. Well-being is an integrative concept that characterizes quality of life and encompasses an individual's work- and personal health-related environmental, organizational, and psychosocial factors. These resources can be useful for the cancer organization to develop a well-being blueprint: a detailed start plan with recognized strategies and interventions targeting all oncology stakeholders to support a culture of community in oncology.
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1548-8756 Hlubocky, Fay J Shanafelt, Tait D Back, Anthony L Paice, Judith A Tetzlaff, Eric D Friese, Christopher R Kamal, Arif H McFarland, Daniel C Lyckholm, Laurie Gallagher, Colleen M Chatwal, Monica Saltzman, Joel Dudzinski, Denise Burke, John M James, Ted A Page, Ray D Boyle, Deborah A Gonzalez, Maria M Srivastava, Piyush Journal Article United States Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2021 Jun;41:e339-e353. doi: 10.1200/EDBK_320873.