Mental health

According to the World Health Organization, burnout is a syndrome resulting from workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It’s characterized by three dimensions: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one’s job or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job, and reduced professional efficacy (World Health Organization, 2019).

As in 2020, American workers across the board saw heightened rates of burnout in 2021, and according to the America Psychological Association’s 2021 Work and Well-being Survey of 1,501 U.S. adult workers, 79% of employees had experienced work-related stress in the month before the survey. Nearly 3 in 5 employees reported negative impacts of work-related stress, including lack of interest, motivation, or energy (26%) and lack of effort at work (19%). Meanwhile, 36% reported cognitive weariness, 32% reported emotional exhaustion, and an astounding 44% reported physical fatigue—a 38% increase since 2019.

These numbers resonate and are especially relevant in the healthcare community. Attend this Webinar to learn how burnout and other elements can affect mental health during a pandemic. Learn about recovery from stressful experiences and strategies to improve the health of your team and workplace.

May 20, 2022 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT

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  • Identify elements of burnout, as well as some common mental health conditions that typically rise after a pandemic
  • Describe individual efforts that are designed to help us recover from a stressful experience
  • Describe collective strategies that are designed to improve the health of our teams and workplace

Presenter: Jon Ulven, PhD

Dr. Ulven is a licensed psychologist who is also the department chair of adult psychology for Sanford Health in Fargo Moorhead. He has worked for Sanford Health for 17 years. Dr. Ulven holds a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas.  He is the lead clinician on the Reach for Resilience project that is a partnership between Sanford and the State of ND to provide resources for healthcare workers who are experiencing distress related to COVID-19.

Ulven is also an assistant professor with UND medical school, he works with residents in psychiatry and facilitates a wellness group for residents in family medicine. For the past decade, he has provided professional services to clinicians and healthcare workers who are experiencing work-related burnout.