Creating a Blueprint of Well-Being in Oncology: An Approach for Addressing Burnout From ASCO's Clinician Well-Being Taskforce.

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Optimizing the well-being of the oncology clinician has never been more important. Well-being is a critical priority for the cancer organization because burnout adversely impacts the quality of care, patient satisfaction, the workforce, and overall practice success. To date, 45% of U.S. ASCO member medical oncologists report experiencing burnout symptoms of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization. As the COVID-19 pandemic remains widespread with periods of outbreaks, recovery, and response with substantial personal and professional consequences for the clinician, it is imperative that the oncologist, team, and organization gain direct access to resources addressing burnout. In response, the Clinician Well-Being Task Force was created to improve the quality, safety, and value of cancer care by enhancing oncology clinician well-being and practice sustainability. Well-being is an integrative concept that characterizes quality of life and encompasses an individual's work- and personal health-related environmental, organizational, and psychosocial factors. These resources can be useful for the cancer organization to develop a well-being blueprint: a detailed start plan with recognized strategies and interventions targeting all oncology stakeholders to support a culture of community in oncology.

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Cited Authors

  • Hlubocky, FJ; Shanafelt, TD; Back, AL; Paice, JA; Tetzlaff, ED; Friese, CR; Kamal, AH; McFarland, DC; Lyckholm, L; Gallagher, CM; Chatwal, M; Saltzman, J; Dudzinski, D; Burke, JM; James, TA; Page, RD; Boyle, DA; Gonzalez, MM; Srivastava, P

Published Date

  • June 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 /

Start / End Page

  • e339 - e353

PubMed ID

  • 34061565

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1548-8756

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/EDBK_320873


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States