Healing the Healers: Addressing burnout and mental health concerns among health care workers in long-term care


Where: Online Cost: Free

Join Dr. Sheila Boamah for the webinar, Healing the Healers: Addressing burnout and mental health concerns among healthcare workers in long-term care, and then join in a discussion to share your experience and insight on how to better support healthcare workers in this sector.

In this free webinar, Dr. Boamah will discuss the realities of working in long-term care (LTC) and give a general overview of the causes of burnout pre-and post-COVID-19. The emphasis will be on identifying the next steps to create LTC-specific strategies to prevent burnout and mental health distress among healthcare workers. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Attendees interested in helping to explore strategies to address burnout in LTC are welcome to join our upcoming research study.

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Date & time

This webinar will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST.

Help find solutions

Dr. Sheila Boamah wants to hear your thoughts to understand how to prevent and reduce burnout in LTC. If you are a frontline worker, leader or manager in a LTC home, help us find solutions that would improve the LTC work environment and promote staff wellness.

To participate, please contact Dr. Sheila Boamah at For more information, visit Healing the Healers: A Study on Burnout and Mental Distress in LTC.

About the researcher

Dr. Sheila Boamah is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. She brings over a decade of clinical experience across the healthcare continuum to a research program focused on organizational health, safety and wellness. Her research interests centre around health system transformation and innovation, and quality and outcomes of underserved populations. Dr. Boamah’s primary research focuses on how clinical microsystems, technology and organizational processes affect outcomes of care, and quality of life of older adults in post-acute care settings. Her work draws attention to the need for person-centred approaches to healthcare delivery and effective measures to enhance community-based health and social services for vulnerable and marginalized populations. Dr. Boamah partners with scholars and practitioners in the global south to enhance health system transformation.

Click here for more information about Dr. Boamah.

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About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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