Strategies for Workers & Learners

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While organizational and systems level changes are ultimately needed to address and prevent the root causes of burnout and moral injury, health and public safety workers and learners and the public can also act to support the workforce and drive change. Additional specific strategies for organizations and government can be found in the Actionable Strategies.

Relational Strategies

Relational breakdown is core to the experience of burnout and moral injury. Establishing trust provides an essential base from which to address the relational factors of burnout and moral injury. Building trust requires strategies to engage and protect workers and learners, support and develop leadership, establish shared governance structures, align values, address inequities, and establish measurement and accountability for well-being. Explore strategies:

Operational Strategies

A number of factors contributing to operational breakdown have been shown to drive burnout and moral injury. Resolving these operational factors will involve utilizing the relational strategies above to engage workers in designing changes to workflows to reduce operational inefficiencies, creating safe staffing, ensuring fair and meaningful recognition and rewards, and providing appropriate resources for workers to effectively address their mental health and stress/trauma. Explore strategies:

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