leadership; psychological well-being; wellness; emergency service; hospital; emergency department; patient care team


Emergency Medicine | Interprofessional Education | Leadership Studies | Medical Humanities | Organization Development


This article looks at well-being and the role of leadership from the perspective of emergency medicine. The importance of leadership within the emergency department (ED), emergency medicine writing at large, and the prevention of burnout and compassion fatigue cannot be overstated. This article looks at the need for more research and measured interventions within the ED. It also highlights some measures that could be taken to help improve well-being from a leadership perspective to improve patient safety and outcomes within the ED.