245. Interprofessional Approaches to Addressing Stress and Burnout in Healthcare

Tuesday, October 29
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149590

Literature from across multiple health professions points to a budding crisis where current and future health professionals are suffering from stress and burnout at an alarming rate that threatens the vitality of our healthcare system. Students and practitioners in the field of nutrition and dietetics are not immune to this challenge. Speakers will describe how stress is affecting all aspects of the healthcare system and chart a path forward to maintain a healthy nutrition and dietetics workforce that can continue to meet the needs of their patients and clients. Additionally, there is an emphasis on the role the RDN can play in helping interprofessional colleagues care for themselves. Based on work from the National Academy of Medicine and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, the presentation will specifically address strategies to reduce stress and burnout among NDTRs, RDNs, dietetics students and interns.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the prevalence and impacts of stress and burnout across health care professions, including nutrition and dietetics students, interns and practitioners.
  • Describe interprofessional efforts to decrease stress and burnout across health professions education and practice.
  • Implement specific behaviors within interprofessional education and practice to manage stress and burnout in professionals and students.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 1070 Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
  • 1120 Time and stress management, life balance
  • 6030 Education theories and techniques for adults

Performance Indicator:

  • 1.2.4 Seeks timely and appropriate advice and guidance to provide optimal service.
  • 1.6.2 Prioritizes goals in order to effectively manage time and workload.
  • 9.1.5 Assesses, evaluates and applies educational theories.


  • Joanne Christaldi, PhD, RDN

    Associate Professor of Nutrition

    West Chester University of PA

  • Speaker(s)

  • Kathrin Eliot, PhD, RDN

    Assistant Professor

    The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

  • Kathryn Kolasa, PhD, RDN, LDN

    Professor Emeritus

    Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University