Excessive workload, stress, long hours and difficult work cultures have produced an epidemic of burnout among physicians, nurses and others working in the healthcare sector. But it is not just there, other industries experience high rates of burnout too. And research increasingly shows that reducing burnout and increasing wellbeing is not just solved at the individual level, rather it requires organizational changes. This meeting will include a presentation on innovative approaches to reducing burnout and improving wellbeing in the health care sector and practices learned in that sector that can be implemented in a diverse array of industries.
Dr Gaurava Agarwal MD
Gaurava Agarwal, MD is Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Director of Physician Well-Being at Northwestern Medicine Medical Groups.
Dr. Agarwal is a nationally recognized educator who has won multiple prestigious awards for his work. He serves as a wellness consultant to multiple national research groups and is a certified leadership, organizational, and well-being coach. Dr. Agarwal specializes in occupational and organizational psychiatry with an emphasis on workplace mental health.