Wisdom & Wellbeing Program

January 27, 2022 by


We hope this month’s newsletter finds you all well. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we recognize that burnout is a reality in the hospital. To that end, we’ve partnered with UVA Health’s Wisdom & Wellbeing Program to offer the quick and easy Quick Check. The Quick Check is a tool that will provide anonymous individual and team feedback regarding a person’s or a unit’s level of stress.

You can respond to the Quick Check by scanning the QR code in this newsletter. It is quick! Additionally, please refer to the list of Women’s and Children’s Units (all need to start with “WCH…” in order to run reports) and free text the unit that most closely resembles either where you spend most of your time and/or where you most recently worked.

Thank you, 

Peter D. Murray, MD, MSM, FAAP


More about Wisdom and Wellbeing Quick Check

The Wisdom and Wellbeing team is partnering with our unit to help us be better together and to address some of the systems challenges that makes our work more challenging. The first step in addressing work challenges and our own well-being is to do a self and team assessment. The Wisdom and Wellbeing team has designed a short (5-10 minutes) anonymous assessment that will provide both individual and team feedback. Specifically, you will have your personal stress score at the end of the assessment.

Take the assessment now or use the QR code:

QR Code for Quick Check

The Wisdom and Wellbeing Quick Check has 4 sections starting with an introduction that details data safe guards and the ability to opt-in or opt-out of the Quick Check.

1. Role and Unit/Team. No other demographic or identifying information is collected.
2. Individual Assessment. The 10 item Mini-Z measures individual level of work stress. Your personal score of this scale will be provided to you at the end of the Quick Check.
3. Team and Work Environment Assessment. There are 12 items about the unit or team experience.
4. Stress thermometer. There are two stress continuum thermometers; one for self and one for the team. There are two optional items where you can choose to identify major challenges or

When you finish the Quick Check, you will be provided the results of the Mini-Z score with some guidance for interpretation and possible actions. You are the only one who will see your score and when you close the page/browser it will not be retrievable.


Questions or Concerns? 

For more information, visit the Wisdom and Wellbeing Program website. Please contact Professor Westphal at

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