Addressing Burnout in Healthcare with Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley: Strategies for Organizational Change and Sustainable Well-being

Published on June 6, 2024

Burnout is a widespread system issue that significantly impacts healthcare professionals today. The consequences are far-reaching, contributing to a healthcare system in crisis as professionals leave their jobs or struggle to continue in increasingly overwhelming conditions.

How can we address this pervasive issue? What is getting in our way? Is it a matter of knowing what to do, a lack of resources, or an issue of values and culture? How can we move beyond simple, often ineffective get-well fixes?

In this episode, we engage with Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley, a Registered Clinical Psychologist and an internationally recognised expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, to explore burnout and learn what healthcare leaders and organisations can do to facilitate meaningful changes that can reduce burnout and improve the well-being of all those involved in the care process.

Tune in to this enlightening episode for practical advice, scientific insights, and a compassionate look at one of the most pressing issues in healthcare today.


Key Discussions:

– Background and Journey: Dr. Lee-Baggley shares her personal journey from a healthcare provider to a leading expert in burnout and professional resiliency.

– Supporting Depleted Professionals: Strategies for helping healthcare professionals who are exhausted while facilitating necessary systemic changes, to create healthier work environments.

– Factors Contributing to Burnout: Beyond workload, what are the other factors contributing to burnout, and how can we address them?

– Effective Stress Management Tools: Why simple solutions like hydration, mindfulness, and yoga aren’t enough for the healthcare workforce.

– Science-Based Solutions: Insights from research on how to address burnout effectively.

– Health, Wellness, and JEDI: Exploring the relationship between health and wellness initiatives and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) efforts, and the importance of behaviour change in these contexts.


About Dayna Lee-Baggley

Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley is a Registered Clinical Psychology with training and expertise in clinical psychology, health psychology, and organizational psychology. She worked as a health psychologist for almost 15 years in multidisciplinary teams on medical, surgical and cancer care hospital units with patients with chronic and life-threatening health conditions. She is an internationally recognized expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  She also conducts research at Dalhousie University and at Saint Mary’s University. She has an active research program on behavior change, obesity, chronic


Helpful Links: 

Dr. Lee-Baggley & Associates | Website: Click Here

ImpACTme app | Website: Click Here

Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley | LinkedIn: Click Here

The Burnout Burger | Article: Click Here

How to Identify Burnout in Our Employees and Colleagues| Article: Click Here


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