Burnout Prevention for Healthcare and Social Assistance Organizations

 Burnout among physicians and nurses has been recognized as a serious problem for at least a decade.

 Healthcare is among the top three industries with high turnover rates and the costs are enormous. Hospitals can lose $5.2 million to $8.1 million annually on nurse turnover alone.[1] Physicians and nurses list burnout as one of the top reasons for leaving the profession.

Burnout is not only bad for the bottom line, it negatively impacts patient care, and is harmful to healthcare staff. Burnout is also a common precursor to clinical disorders such as depression, anxiety, and substance use.  

 Vital Signs of Well-Being® is a program that addresses the hallmark signs of burnout: mental and physical exhaustion, depersonalization, and low self-value. Designed for individual employees as well as groups, Vital Signs of Well-Being (VSWB) offers a combination of workshops and individual coaching meetings. The program is based on principles of positive psychology and introduces evidence-based tools that foster:

  • Resilience and re-engagement with work
  • Improved productivity and problem-solving
  • Enhanced well-being of participants

The interventions used in VSWB have been found effective in a variety of healthcare settings. VSWB can help your organization:

  • Increase retention rates
  • Save thousands of dollars for each professional retained
  • Increase employee satisfaction
  • Decrease medical errors
  • Create a more positive attitude in the workplace


 The six-session program is followed by individual coaching sessions to reinforce lessons learned. VSWB reformulates the medical vital signs of T, P, R, B/P (Temperature, Pulse, Respirations, and Blood Pressure) to refer to what and how you Take In, Put Forth, Relate Positively and BPresent. Each of these factors influences vitality and well-being.   

 The information and exercises are designed to inspire participants, to let them know it is possible to achieve well-being, and offer them ways to get there. Individuals recover, re-balance, and re-engage so they can make a positive impact in the workplace, as well as elsewhere in their lives.

 In addition, each participant takes the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the PERMAH Workplace Survey. The results allow individuals to create a well-being plan that is both personalized and supported by scientific research.


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[1] 2016 National Healthcare Retention and RN Staffing Report