Health System Staff Wellness Programs Could Help Address Pharmacist Burnout

Although many health systems offer wellness program for their staff, awareness and utilization of these services remains low.

Although many health systems offer wellness program for their staff, awareness and utilization of these services remains low. As pharmacists face increasing levels of stress and burnout, encouraging them to take part in these programs could help address these issues, according to Melissa Santibañez, PharmD, BCCCP, a critical care clinical pharmacist at Memorial Regional Hospital.

In an interview with Pharmacy Times®, Santibañez said these programs can be essential, whether they are conducted in-person or virtually. She added that some programs tie program participation to health insurance plans, which may encourage employees to get involved. This approach can also help employees recognize the symptoms of burnout before they become too extreme and can encourage a holistic view of health and wellness.