‘Top Docs’ addresses COVID, ‘interprofessionalism’ & workforce wellness
The latest Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show is a special edition that is sponsored by MAG’s Physician Resilience Task Force – and it addresses COVID-19, “interprofessionalism,” wellness and resiliency, and the state of Georgia’s health care workforce.
This episode features Tim Cunningham, R.N., DrPH, FAAN, who is the vice president of practice and innovation for Emory Healthcare.
Dr. Cunningham discusses…
– How health care has changed since the COVID-19 outbreak began
– “Interprofessionalism” and how it has changed during the pandemic
– How health care teams have evolved and performed during the pandemic
– What have we learned from COVID-19
– What steps should be taken to address COVID-19 in the coming months
– Whether the health system is ready for a second wave
– How the health care system’s response would differ during a second wave
– The state of Georgia’s workforce (e.g., mindset, fatigue, wellness)
– How team-based resilience differs from individual resilience
Dr. Cunningham is an emergency/trauma nurse and the head of nursing education and professional development at Emory. His doctoral research focused on caregiver wellbeing in humanitarian settings – and that work has “inspired a career of research on resilience and compassion for nurses and physicians.” He has worked at the UVA Health System, the Children’s National Medical Center, and New York Presbyterian/Cornell in both adult and pediatric emergency. It is also worth noting that Dr. Cunningham has worked as a clinician in post-earthquake Haiti, Sierra Leone, during the Ebola outbreak (Partners in Health), and caring for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
The goal of the MAG Physician Resilience Task Force is to “prioritize physician wellbeing, address burnout, and promote physician resilience.” MAG members can contact Lori Cassity Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the MAG Physician Resilience Task Force.
Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ has now reached more than 1.7 million listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. MAG has won three awards for the show, including an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award, an American Society of Association Executives Silver Award, and a Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Award.
‘Top Docs’ is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO.
The views of the guests who appear on ‘Top Docs’ are theirs and are not necessarily consistent with MAG’s policies or positions. Contact Tom Kornegay at email@example.com with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.