Bryan Sexton

  • Professsor &  Safety Culture, Teamwork, and Workforce Resilience Expert

Dr. Bryan Sexton has captured the wisdom of frontline caregivers through rigorous assessments of safety culture, teamwork, and workforce resilience. His research instruments have been used around the world in over 3000 hospitals, in 30 countries. His current R01 grant from NIH is a randomized clinical trial of resilience training.  He has studied teamwork, safety and resilience in high risk environments such as the commercial aviation cockpit, the operating room, and the intensive care unit, under funding from NIH, NASA, AHRQ, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, and the Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation. 

With specializations in organizational assessment, teamwork, survey development, and quantitative methods, he spends his time teaching, mentoring, conducting research, and finding practical ways of getting busy caregivers to do the right thing, by making it the easy thing to do.  He has found that results across industries, work settings, shifts, professions, and countries highlight a great deal about reliability in high risk environments – specifically, “you are better off changing the situation, than trying to change human nature.”

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Health & Wellness

  • Travels From:

    North Carolina

  • Price:

    $15,000 - $20,000

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Bryan Sexton - An Interview with Dr. Bryan Sexton

Dr. Bryan Sexton has captured the wisdom of frontline caregivers through rigorous assessments of safety culture, teamwork, and workforce resilience. His research instruments have been used around the world in over 3000 hospitals, in 30 countries. His current R01 grant from NIH is a randomized clinical trial of resilience training.  He has studied teamwork, safety and resilience in high risk environments such as the commercial aviation cockpit, the operating room, and the intensive care unit, under funding from NIH, NASA, AHRQ, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, and the Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation. 

With specializations in organizational assessment, teamwork, survey development, and quantitative methods, he spends his time teaching, mentoring, conducting research, and finding practical ways of getting busy caregivers to do the right thing, by making it the easy thing to do.  He has found that results across industries, work settings, shifts, professions, and countries highlight a great deal about reliability in high risk environments – specifically, “you are better off changing the situation, than trying to change human nature.”

Thriving’ vs. Surviving During Times of Change: The Science of Enhancing Professional Resiliency

J. Bryan Sexton, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine and Director of Patient Safety Center, Duke University Health System

Stressed? Anticipating even more work demands on your attention, time, and energy? We have learned that the need to improve quality and organizational performance is quite different from being ready to improve. If you, your staff or your colleagues are feeling particularly spent, it is probably because the level of emotional exhaustion in health care workers is at an all-time-high, with one out of three people already meeting the criteria for burnout syndrome. Against the backdrop of health care reform and economic uncertainty, our resilience is even further compromised. In this enlightening and entertaining session, Dr. Sexton will review the prevalence and severity of burnout, describe fatigue management and provide tools, tactics and research on how to enhance resilience in employees and physicians.

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