Medical Staff Wellness
Well-being is defined as the experience of health and happiness; having good mental health, a high level of both life and professional satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and the ability to manage stress. MaineHealth is committed to ensuring that all medical staff have easy access to tools and resources that support well-being.
Test Your Wellness
The Mayo Clinic has developed a well-being self-assessment tool called The Well-Being Index. This 100% anonymous assessment consists of nine questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
Simply answer the questions and you'll get individual feedback and scores that can be tracked over time. Your assessment report will show how your well-being level compares to your peers. Depending on your results, you may also receive personalized recommendations for local and national resources that can help you improve your well-being.
Mini Z Survey Results
MaineHealth uses the Mini Z burnout assessment, which is derived from work performed by Mark Linzer, MD, in the Physician Worklife Survey. The Mini-Z comprises 10 items and one open-ended question which assess satisfaction, stress, burnout, work control, chaos, values alignment, teamwork, documentation, time pressure, excess electronic health record (EHR) use at home, and EHR proficiency.*
42% of MaineHealth medical staff said they felt burned out in 2019.
2019 Mini Z Survey Results Summary
|Mini Z Survey Questions||Responses|
|Burnout||42% Burned Out|
|Job Satisfaction||71% Satisfied|
|Stress from Work||59% Highly Stressed|
|Workload Control||48% Marginal or Poor|
|Time for Documentation||50% Marginal or Poor|
|Work Atmosphere||41% Very Busy or Hectic and Chaotic|
|Values Alignment||58% Aligned|
|Care Team Efficiency||53% Satisfactory to Optimal|
|Time spent on EHR at Home||34% High or Excessive|
|EHR Proficiency||10% Marginal to Poor, 28% Satisfactory|