HealthDay News – The creation of a reset room is one of several solutions that can help physicians and medical providers address burnout, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.

The Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota has developed burnout solutions to help physicians and other providers. A wellness committee was created in 2013 and comprises volunteers from each department who work with organizational leaders.

According to the report, the Medical Center has addressed burnout in 3 ways. The reset room is a place for physicians and medical providers to go to recover after traumatic events. Few resources were needed to create the room, which has LED lights, flameless candles, a sound machine, comfortable chairs, plants, and an in-use sign for the door. In addition, scheduled changes, such as rearranging the last slot of the day as a routine care case, have helped physician parents leave on time to improve the work-life balance. Environmental changes have also been employed to help boost satisfaction.

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“The more welcoming environment and greater sense of community may have helped boost satisfaction among members of the department,” according to the report. “Satisfaction in the department increased from 65% in the 2013 survey to 83% in 2014, while burnout decreased from 39% to 17% over the same time period.”


Parks T. Physicians take to “reset room” to battle burnout. AMA Wire. Published June 8, 2016. Accessed June 22, 2016.