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Recorded Webinar

Original Webinar Date: June 22, 2017

This presentation discusses:

  • The impact of burnout on patient safety and on the human resource issues of attrition and absenteeism.
  • The constructs underlying burnout and work engagement, and the relationship between the two.
  • Findings of Physiotherapy Alberta's 2016 burnout study.
  • Recommendations for steps individuals and employers can take to identify and address burnout.


Lesley Bainbridge  holds a master’s degree in education and an interdisciplinary doctoral degree with a focus on interprofessional health education. Dr. Bainbridge has held leadership positions in physical therapy, the University and in accreditation of PT programs throughout her career. She has published in peer reviewed journals and presented on IPE related topics at national and international conferences. She retired from the University on June 30, 2015 and, as Associate Professor Emeritus, remains involved with graduate students, on-line teaching, short term projects, accreditation and interprofessional developments locally, nationally and internationally.

Kathy Davidson is a physiotherapist and independent consultant. Subsequent to 20 years of clinical practice and administration in community based paediatric rehabilitation, she now provides consultant services and has special interests in evidence-based practice, education accreditation, and regulation of health professionals. She currently holds contracts as Executive Director of Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) and as Technical Reviewer for the registrant competence assessment of the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department of the University of British Columbia and teaches in the Master of Rehabilitation Science online program. Her project experience includes accreditation standards development, policy development, environmental scans and literature reviews, provision of background and discussion papers, and preparation of requests for proposal.

Leanne Loranger is a graduate of McMaster University’s Master of Health Management program (2016) and the University of Alberta’s Department of Physical Therapy (1995). She is the Manager - Policy + Practice at Physiotherapy Alberta and is involved in practice and quality improvement related activities, including resource development and continuing education planning. Prior to taking on her current role, Leanne worked for 19 years in clinical practice.


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