At WPSC, promoting just culture tools and methods is one of our key initiatives.
As part of that approach, we are focusing this week on clinician resilience, care for the
caregiver, and the important work of ensuring that clinicians aren't just clinically adept at
caring for others, but taken care of themselves, because healthy clinicians = healthy patients. 

This Week's "Friday 5":
Building Clinician Resilience & Fighting Clinician Burnout

1) STAT News | Why Can't Nurses Get a Break?
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2) WSMA | WSMA's Healthy Doctors, Healthier Patients campaign works to decrease administrative burden and allow physicians to do what they do best: provide excellent patient care: 
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3) Health Affairs Blog | Make The Clinician Burnout Epidemic A National Priority:
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4) NPR | Nurses Say Stress Interferes With Caring For Their Patients: 
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5) AHCJ | EHRs and physician burnout: Advancing the Story -- For every hour that physicians spend with patients, they spend nearly an additional two hours on electronic health record (EHR) tasks and desk work: 
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Addiction Treatment Webinar Series

Join us September 28th for part one of the Addiction Treatment Series: “Current Tools in Behavioral Health and Addiction Care for Rural Healthcare and Beyond.”

With so much in progress in the increasingly critical topic of addiction treatment and its integration with mental/behavioral health, it can be difficult for healthcare professionals to keep up with what kind of resources are available and how to utilize them. In this kick-off to our series, Dr. Ries of the UW Medical School will familiarize you with current tools and resources available here in Washington State aimed at effectively caring for mental/behavioral health populations, addressing warning signs of addiction, employing intervention tools, and utilizing best practices for referral to treatment. These include expanded telehealth tools and the new UW PACC program, designed to expand the behavioral health and addictions care capacity of healthcare professionals especially in remote, underserved areas. The webinar will be appropriate for primary care providers, mental health or addictions providers, psychiatrists, and rural healthcare professionals. Register here.


Kelly Veit, MHA

Program Director. Washington Patient Safety Coalition
Foundation for Healthcare Quality
705 Second Ave. Ste. 410
Seattle, WA 98104 | 206.204.7383


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