Tip of the Week: Managing Work-related Stress and Burnout

Pharmacy Times
By Ashley Torres, MS and Shane Desselle, RPh, PhD, FAPhA
March 18, 2021

Some level of stress in pharmacy practice is almost inevitable, and this has only been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pharmacists and pharmacy staff failing to deal adequately with these stressors put themselves and their patients at risk through mounting frustration, tiredness, burnout, and commission of errors.

Jacobs et al. identified 18 literature reviews on stress management and prevention.1 Their analysis of these reviews suggest interventions proven effective in reducing and managing work-related stress can be placed into 1 of 3 categories: (1) individuals, (2) individuals-organizations, or (3) organizations, alone.

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