Peer support for clinicians: a programmatic approach.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
- Facility and Group Administrators
- Risk Managers
- Quality and Safety Professionals
- Organizational Behaviorists
Peer support programs can help clinicians cope with symptoms of burnout. This commentary describes a well-established program that emphasizes one-on-one counseling for vulnerable clinicians and offers insights on its development and structure. The authors provide specific steps toward initiating appropriate and effective support for clinicians when they need it.