Burnout

Breaking the Culture of Mental Health Stigma: The Challenges Physicians Face When Seeking Help

Breaking the Culture of Mental Health Stigma: The Challenges Physicians Face When Seeking Help

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Research is clear: Many physicians are struggling but they don't always feel comfortable speaking up.

Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood

Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood

Researchers evaluated how the residency experience affects sleep, physical activity, and mood among 33 first-year residents.

Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers

Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers

The Lean approach, which emphasizes reducing waste and improving customer value by focusing on the big picture, can be used to address physician burnout.

Addressing Clinician Burnout at the Institutional Level

Addressing Clinician Burnout at the Institutional Level

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Investigators believe the National Academy of Medicine represents one of the best organizations to take on the role of coordinating and synthesizing ongoing efforts and to facilitate collective action for greater progress in fighting burnout.

Improving Physician Engagement With Three-Pronged Approach

Improving Physician Engagement With Three-Pronged Approach

One practice implemented a three-pronged approach to improve physician engagement, which increased the number of employees who reported being fully engaged from 17.5% to 40% within a year and a half.

How Artificial Intelligence May Reduce Physician Burnout

How Artificial Intelligence May Reduce Physician Burnout

Artificial intelligence, in which computers can be trained to recognize patterns in large quantities of data, may be able to reduce physicians' burdens, saving them time and energy.

Factor Underlying High Prevalence of Physician Burnout

Factor Underlying High Prevalence of Physician Burnout

Burnout is prevalent among physicians, affecting over one-third of physicians in a single health system, and is associated with health care delivery.

Physician Suicides: A Public Health Crisis

Physician Suicides: A Public Health Crisis

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Suicide among physicians is a staggering public health crisis that has gone largely ignored; one physician shares his insight.

Gender-Specific Stressors Drive Female Physicians to Leave the Profession

Gender-Specific Stressors Drive Female Physicians to Leave the Profession

Health policy experts emphasize that the stresses female physicians face throughout their careers, including the pay gap, returning to medicine, and burnout, need to be addressed to prevent women from leaving the profession.

Expert Shares Insights on Compassion Fatigue and Physician Burnout

Expert Shares Insights on Compassion Fatigue and Physician Burnout

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Dike Drummond, MD, and CEO of The Happy MD, an organization focused on physician burnout prevention and leadership, shares his insights on how to tackle compassion fatigue and burnout in the emergency department.

New Online Tools, Resources by AMA Seek to Address Physician Burnout at Systems Level

New Online Tools, Resources by AMA Seek to Address Physician Burnout at Systems Level

Tools and resources have been developed to help address physician burnout at the systems level, which may affect more than half of doctors.

Reasons Why Many Physicians With Influenza-Like Symptoms Continue to Work

Reasons Why Many Physicians With Influenza-Like Symptoms Continue to Work

Physicians fear financial penalties associated with missing work when ill, as well as pressure from administrators.

Replacing Physicians Who Leave Due to Burnout Is Costly

Replacing Physicians Who Leave Due to Burnout Is Costly

Physicians who are experiencing burnout are more than twice as likely to leave their organization within 2 years, and this is associated with significant economic costs.

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Improved Burnout Scores, Higher Retention Rates

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Improved Burnout Scores, Higher Retention Rates

Satisfaction was correlated with less chaos, more cohesion, better communication, and closer values alignment at work; there was no correlation with higher-quality care or fewer medical errors.

Physician Burnout on the Rise: Is Prevention Possible?

Physician Burnout on the Rise: Is Prevention Possible?

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Despite growing awareness of physician burnout in recent years, the problem has continued to increase. Take a look at risk factors and consequences of physician burnout, and how to address the issue.

Emergency Docs Have the Highest Burnout Rate of All Physicians

Emergency Docs Have the Highest Burnout Rate of All Physicians

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Reducing burnout among emergency medicine residents is essential and requires interventions at the individual level and among emergency medicine residency training programs.

Medical Scribes Improve Physician Satisfaction Without Compromising Patient Care

Medical Scribes Improve Physician Satisfaction Without Compromising Patient Care

Working with a scribe significantly improves physicians' overall satisfaction, satisfaction with chart quality and accuracy, and charting efficiency.

Fired for Falling Asleep During Work Hours: Our Readers Weigh In

Fired for Falling Asleep During Work Hours: Our Readers Weigh In

Two physicians offer their opinions on June's Legal Advisor from Clinical Advisor about a female nurse that was fired for falling asleep while on duty in a hospital.

Path to Empathy As Vital As Being Empathetic

Path to Empathy As Vital As Being Empathetic

Different paths to perspective of another's experience are associated with varying effect on helpers' health during helping behavior.

Resilience-Building Intervention to Relieve Stress, Burnout in Women

Resilience-Building Intervention to Relieve Stress, Burnout in Women

An intervention to foster resilience among professional women at high risk for stress and burnout is beneficial.

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