A Design Thinking, Systems Approach to Well-Being Within Education and Practice: Proceedings of a Workshop


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The Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education held a 1.5 day workshop titled, A Systems-Approach to Alleviating Work-Induced Stress and Improving Health, Well-Being, and Resilience of Health Professionals Within and Beyond Education. The workshop was a result of a multiyear discussion on stress and burnout globally, throughout all health professions. The Forum used an interprofessional approach to engage a wide variety of stakeholders representing 19 different health professions. Discussions in the forum included topics on stress, burnout, and well-being from a systems level. The Forum explored systems-level causes and downstream effects of job-related stress affecting all health professions working in learning environments, both in clinical and classroom settings.