Q&A: Academia lacks structures to support health care professionals in times of grief

Q&A: Academia lacks structures to support health care professionals in times of grief

Additional support and flexibility in academia following a loss can foster recovery and may help reduce burnout among health care professionals, according to an opinion piece published in JAMA.Krista Harrison, PhD, a faculty member in the division of geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and a researcher in systems of care for older adults with serious illnesses like dementia, called for a change in “the norms and expectations around loss and bereavement” in academia.“Academia rewards those who can make hardship invisible, who can be productive amid andRead More

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