The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
Ripp JA, Peccoralo L, Charney D. Acad Med. 2020;95:1136-1139.
… pandemic. In March 2020, the health system established a new Employee, Faculty, and Trainee Crisis Support Task … robust psychosocial and mental health support options. … Ripp J, Peccoralo L, Charney D. Attending to the Emotional Well-Being …
Shanafelt TD, Ripp JA, Trockel M. JAMA. 2020;323:2133-2134.
This article summarizes key considerations to ensure that healthcare professionals are supported and equipped to provide care for patients and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors discuss sources of anxiety amongst healthcare professionals and how healthcare leadership can communicate and connect with their teams to mitigate concerns to the extent they are able.
Thomas LR, Ripp JA, West CP. JAMA. 2018;319:1541-1542.
Clinician burnout is a growing concern with known patient safety implications. This commentary describes a charter for health care organizations to prioritize physician well-being in order to preserve quality and safety of patient care. The charter includes elements known to contribute to safety, such as a positive work culture and leadership engagement. The authors call for reducing time spent on documentation and administration, consistent with prior studies. A related editorial emphasizes the importance of the physician–patient relationship in creating meaning and joy in physician work. A previous PSNet interview and perspective discussed the relationship between physician professional satisfaction and patient safety.