Coalition for Physician Accountability Addresses Healthcare Team Well-Being

June 3, 2016
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Tamar Hosansky

The Coalition for Physician Accountability  focused on the issue of well-being for the healthcare team in the clinical care environment at its May meeting, hosted by the ACCME at its Chicago offices. During the interactive meeting, participants explored the role of medical education, training, and practice in supporting clinician wellness, and identified ways the Coalition could contribute to reducing stress and building resiliency.

Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME, facilitated a panel discussion, where a student, resident, nurse, physician, and patient described their experiences with stress and burnout in the clinical care environment. A panel of participants representing the medical education, training and practice continuum responded to the perspectives offered by the clinical care team. Breaking into small groups, participants representing the assessment, accreditation, certification, and licensure systems discussed how their areas could promote the wellness of physicians and teams.

The mission of the Coalition is to advance healthcare and promote professional accountability by improving the quality, efficiency, and continuity of the education, training, and assessment of physicians. The Coalition's members are the national organizations responsible for the oversight, education, and assessment of medical students and physicians throughout their medical careers. The ACCME is a charter member.