Expressions of Clinician Well-Being
An Exhibition in Partnership with The National Academy of Medicine
Expressions of Clinician Well-Being collects insights directly from clinicians, patients, loved ones, and organizations working to prevent burnout andpromote well-being. By allowing people to creatively express their experiences with burnout, this gallery captures critical moments in the journey to well-being. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a nonprofit research organization in Washington, DC, called on artists of all skills and abilities to express what clinician burnout and clinician resilience/well-being looks, sounds, and feels like to them. The purpose of Expressions of Clinician Well-Beingis to promote greater awareness and understandingof barriers to clinician well-being—and solutions that promise a brighter future.
This project is a part of the NAM’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, which is committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout by improving baseline understanding of the challenges to clinician well-being, raising the visibility of clinician stress and burnout, and elevating evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions that will improve patient care by caring for the caregiver.We hope this art will offer an entry point for conversations that can be difficult to have and shed light on the joys and challenges experienced by so many. We hope that the stories captured through this art will allow you to more fully understand why clinician well-being is so essential to the vitality of our health system. Clinician well-being is essential for everyone. It’s time to take care of those who take care of us.