Sept. 30, 2022
The mission of the Dr. Lorna Breen Hero Foundation is to reduce burnout of health care professionals and safeguard their well-being and job satisfaction. We envision a world where seeking mental health services is universally viewed as a sign of strength for health care professionals. The Foundation began in the summer of 2020 in response to the outpouring of concerns expressed by the healthcare workforce following the suicide of the Foundation's namesake, Dr. Lorna Breen, an emergency medicine physician in NYC. The Foundation has served to catalyze change across the industry including securing the first federal law focused on supporting the wellbeing of the healthcare workforce known as the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act.
- Awareness of issues contributing to the burnout of the healthcare workforce;
- General Solutions to address burnout and support well-being;
- Specific actions that can be taken by the audience to support well-being and return the joy to the practice of medicine.