Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Burnout is rampant in healthcare with upwards of 30-50% of nurses, doctors and allied health professionals experiencing symptoms of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. Burnout negatively impacts the professional’s health and well-being as well as quality care and the healthcare system. While institutional changes are needed to reduce some causes of burnout, health care professionals cannot wait until this occurs and must take steps toward their wellbeing. The MAP to Prevention of Burnout utilizes theories and frameworks from mindfulness meditation, acceptance and commitment therapy, and positive psychology. This lecture will be a brief introduction to these principles with practice of a couple of techniques.  It is time to make burnout prevention strategies a key objective for health care education programs as well as health care institutions to protect essential health care workers, patients, and the health care system.


Laura Safa, PTA, MS is faculty and co-director of clinical education at GateWay Community College. She is a graduate of GateWay, has her bachelor’s degree in healthcare management, and master’s degree in positive psychology and coaching psychology. She has extensive experience working in outpatient orthopedics and clinic management. She has served in the APTA as PTA Caucus alternate from 2016-2019 and is currently PTA Caucus representative. Laura’s master’s degree capstone project was the creation of an eight-week workshop to take a proactive approach to improve well-being and reduce the risk of burnout.

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