Burnout & Resiliency

IPA recognizes that a healthy and thriving clinician workforce is imperative to ensuring optimal patient health outcomes and safety. IPA hopes to create and support a culture of well-being by providing resources for our members. 

The IPA Board of Trustees has adopted the issue of clinician well-being and burnout as a primary goal of IPA’s strategic plan. As IPA continues its mission to empower the pharmacy profession to improve the health of our communities, we recognize this important issue and hope our members will find these resources helpful in addressing burnout and mental health within our profession.


Pharmacy Workplace and Well-Being Reporting (PWWR)

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) have launched the Pharmacy Workplace and Well-Being Reporting (PWWR) program, the first confidential reporting mechanism of its kind to collect anonymous reports from pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists about their positive and negative experiences in the pharmacy workplace. The program aims to enhance and safeguard the pharmacy workplace using responses from practitioners like you. 

The PWWR portal was developed to allow pharmacy professionals to address workplace concerns and suggest improvements without fear of retribution. Reports submitted to the PWWR will remain confidential and anonymous and will be collected and analyzed by the Alliance for Patient Medication Safety (APMS).  

Submit to the Pharmacy Workplace & Well-being Reporting portal here


APhA’s Well-Being Index Report

In 2018, the APhA Board of Trustees adopted a statement on Pharmacists Well-being and Resiliency and committed to addressing this issue by including it in the Association’s strategic plan. This plan included a Well-Being index, an anonymous online screening tool invented by the Mayo Clinic to evaluate fatigue, depression, burnout, anxiety/stress, and mental/physical quality of life to assess your well-being. Results of the index from September 2022 are available here. The report specific to the state of Iowa can be found here.


Understanding the Extent of Burnout in Our Profession

 

Tools for Assessment

 

What are Organizations Saying & Doing About Burnout?

 

 

Resources

Resources
for Leaders
Resources for
Individuals, Students
Online Community-
Building: Peer Support
Promoting
Resiliency

Promoting Well-Being
Mindfulness
Resources
Time Management
Apps & Tools
Mental
Hygiene
Sleep
Hygiene

Resources for Leaders
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Resources for Individuals, Students
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Online Community-Building: Peer Support
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Promoting Resiliency
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Promoting Well-Being
Mindfulness Resources  
Time Management Apps & Tools   
Mental Hygiene  
Sleep Hygiene
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Updated July 2022