Pioneering Research that Informs Evidence-Based Tools


Working in healthcare can be incredibly rewarding and provide meaningful personal fulfillment – but it also can be emotionally and physically demanding to the point of exhaustion.

Increasing demands in healthcare – like greater production pressure, new electronic records systems, and rising patient complexity and volume – have made healthcare workers particularly vulnerable to burnout.

In fact, burnout rates in healthcare are at an all-time high – approximately 40% of healthcare workers have mild, moderate, or severe emotional exhaustion. Unfortunately, the consequences of burnout don’t stop at the individual experiencing it. Burnout has been inked to lower patient satisfaction, quality of care, and greater patient safety risk including rates of medical errors, hospital acquired infection, and patient mortality.

Evidence-based approaches are urgently needed to begin to address this large and growing problem.

Drs. Bryan Sexton, Carrie Adair, and their collaborators, are leaders in conducting research on healthcare worker burnout and well-being. With over 150 publications in high impact journals, their research has and continues to shape the way health systems are improving the valuable well-being of their workforce.

Dr. Sexton’s $3 million dollar NIH grant supported their recent burnout research, including the development of a growing library of nearly two dozen evidence-based well-being tools. Their cutting-edge research also explores the effects of institutional and training-based interventions for burnout.

Drs. Sexton and Adair believe that the field of healthcare has much to learn (and good money to save) by investing in evidence-based burnout solutions. You can learn about the latest research and the various evidence-based tools coming out of the center in the popular “Enhancing Caregiver Well-Being” live courses and webinar series.

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