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VIDEO: APA President Everett discusses burnout, innovation initiatives

NEW YORK —Anita Everett, MD, current president of the American Psychiatric Association, highlighted two initiatives focused on burnout and innovation she has been involved in over the last year in a video interview with Healio Psychiatry at the APA Annual Meeting.

The first workgroup she discussed concentrated on promoting well-being and combating burnout. The group created a webpage that houses resources for burnout and an anonymous survey to get feedback on the burnout experienced by psychiatrists. Preliminary information from about 1,500 APA members revealed that approximately 74% experience burnout. Knowing more about burnout will help the organization target potential interventions.

The second initiative is about helping APA members think about innovation and technology as a way to better provide care to patients and to serve more individuals with mental illness. She discussed telepsychiatry and the importance of technology in allowing real-time consultation to patients who may have trouble getting care in person.

Disclosures: Everett reports no relevant financial disclosures.

NEW YORK —Anita Everett, MD, current president of the American Psychiatric Association, highlighted two initiatives focused on burnout and innovation she has been involved in over the last year in a video interview with Healio Psychiatry at the APA Annual Meeting.

The first workgroup she discussed concentrated on promoting well-being and combating burnout. The group created a webpage that houses resources for burnout and an anonymous survey to get feedback on the burnout experienced by psychiatrists. Preliminary information from about 1,500 APA members revealed that approximately 74% experience burnout. Knowing more about burnout will help the organization target potential interventions.

The second initiative is about helping APA members think about innovation and technology as a way to better provide care to patients and to serve more individuals with mental illness. She discussed telepsychiatry and the importance of technology in allowing real-time consultation to patients who may have trouble getting care in person.

Disclosures: Everett reports no relevant financial disclosures.

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