Burnout is defined as physical, mental and emotional exhaustion caused by being overworked and a sustained lack of job fulfillment and support. Burnout leaves the individual with a sense of hopelessness and a low sense of personal accomplishment.
Clinician burnout can have wide-ranging consequences and is a critical matter that’s not only a serious matter for clinicians but also for the patients they care for. Making it important that we invest in the well-being of our clinicians – so that everybody is better off.
The Exhibition of Clinician Well-Being project aims to prevent burnout and promote well-being. The project, which is part of the NAM’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, is committed to reversing ‘trends in clinician burnout by improving baseline understanding of the challenge to clinician well-being’.
The project allowed clinicians, patients and their loved ones to express their own personal experiences of burnout through creativity on their critical own journey to wellbeing.