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Join the discussion: Healing the Healers Webinar
When? Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm EST
Join Dr. Sheila Boamah for a free 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. Webinar information and registration details.
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Are you burned out? Tell us about it!
Are you a frontline worker, leader or manager in a long-term care home? Tell us your story about burnout! We want to hear about your experiences and how you deal with burnout and mental distress.
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?
- excessive stress
- chronic fatigue and exhaustion
- or other signs of physical/emotional distress.
Want to help find solutions?
Join our study. You can participate by:
- Helping us to develop a survey tool for provincial use to help assess burnout in long-term care (LTC).
- Identifying and prioritizing a range of personal-, organization- and system-level solutions to improve staff wellness and prevent or reduce burnout.
How to participate
If you are interested in participating, please provide your contact information.
For more information on this study, contact Dr. Sheila Boamah.
About the study
Healing the Healers is an innovative co-design study, led by Dr. Sheila Boamah of McMaster University, to address burnout and mental health concerns among healthcare workers in long-term care. This is a two-year study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
The overarching aim of this study is to create a healthier and more resilient LTC workforce and better work environments, during and post-pandemic, by addressing system-wide, organization-level and personal risk factors of burnout among healthcare workers (HCWs), including unregulated care providers (PSWs) and racialized and marginalized groups.
More specifically, our objectives are to:
- Engage stakeholders to discuss current challenges and opportunities in the LTC environment including workplace hazards and factors contributing to burnout development.
- Co-design a survey questionnaire/tool to measure risks of burnout among HCWs in LTC.
- Identify top priorities to co-design interventions for addressing burnout and supporting HCW health and well-being.
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.
For more information, see https://ilivee.ca/about-sheila-boamah/