Burnout

Less Talk, More Action: Task Force Develops Blueprint to Tackle Physician Burnout

Less Talk, More Action: Task Force Develops Blueprint to Tackle Physician Burnout

The first meeting of the task force focused on 3 key strategies that could be used to develop a "national blueprint for change."

Testing a Multi-Pronged Approach to Improve Physician Engagement, Reduce Burnout

Testing a Multi-Pronged Approach to Improve Physician Engagement, Reduce Burnout

A multi-pronged strategy increased employee engagement over the course of one year.

Single Health System Linked to High Rates of Physician Burnout

Single Health System Linked to High Rates of Physician Burnout

Physicians exhibiting emotional exhaustion were more likely to leave their organization.

Examining the Crisis of Physician Suicides: Then and Now

Examining the Crisis of Physician Suicides: Then and Now

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Since Gerry FitzGerald's suicide 80 years ago, physician suicide has become a staggering public health crisis that's gone largely ignored.

Humanities Courses Linked to Reduced Burnout Among Medical Students

Humanities Courses Linked to Reduced Burnout Among Medical Students

Exposure to humanities courses has been associated with higher levels of positive qualities in medical students.

Expert Opinion: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Physician Burnout

Expert Opinion: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Physician Burnout

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Compassion fatigue affects workers across the spectrum of helping professions, and is extremely prevalent among physicians.

Social Support and Compulsory Daily Breaks May Improve Physician Wellness

Social Support and Compulsory Daily Breaks May Improve Physician Wellness

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Daily coffee breaks, buddy systems, and organizational awareness of burnout risks may be feasible strategies to improve well-being.

AMA: Resources Developed to Address System-Level Physician Burnout

AMA: Resources Developed to Address System-Level Physician Burnout

The online tools include a team-based care model, enhanced communication, float pools, and wellness metrics.

Experts Recommend 7 Web-Based Tools and Mobile Apps to Reduce Physician Burnout, Stress

Experts Recommend 7 Web-Based Tools and Mobile Apps to Reduce Physician Burnout, Stress

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Researchers recommend 7 online tools and mobile apps to help healthcare professionals reduce stress, burnout, depression and suicidal behaviors.

Physician Burnout Linked to High Costs for Organizations

Physician Burnout Linked to High Costs for Organizations

The economic loss at Stanford over 2 years is expected to range from 15.5 million to 55.5 million.

Surgical Residents in the US Have High Levels of Burnout, Stress

Surgical Residents in the US Have High Levels of Burnout, Stress

The prevalence of burnout in surgical residents was driven by exhaustion and depersonalization.

Physician Burnout: Expanding the Scope of Solutions

Physician Burnout: Expanding the Scope of Solutions

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Although there has been growing awareness of physician burnout in recent years, the problem has continued to increase.

Enhancing Wellness in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs May Reduce Burnout

Enhancing Wellness in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs May Reduce Burnout

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

Practitioner Burnout, Empathy May Not Decrease Quality of Care

Practitioner Burnout, Empathy May Not Decrease Quality of Care

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Burnout and empathy may not significantly influence the quality of care given to patients in a primary care setting.

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Remediable Work Conditions

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Remediable Work Conditions

The researchers found that satisfaction was associated with less chaos, more cohesion, better communication, and closer values alignment at work, but not with higher-quality care or fewer medical errors.

Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout

Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout

Female physicians are more burned out than their male colleagues, but there are ways to prevent burnout and reduce stress.

Why Are Physicians Delaying Retirement?

Why Are Physicians Delaying Retirement?

While many physicians are delaying retirement for various reasons, some older physicians have resisted using electronic health records, which may lead them to retire before they are ready.

Medical Scribes Improve Physician Satisfaction Without Change in Patient Satisfaction

Medical Scribes Improve Physician Satisfaction Without Change in Patient Satisfaction

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

Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Clinical Outcomes in Cardiology Unclear

Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Clinical Outcomes in Cardiology Unclear

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The interns working the traditional schedule with extended work shifts every other day had made a greater number of serious medical errors compared with those working a reduced schedule.

Is There a Link Between Resident Attrition Rates and Resident Remediation?

Is There a Link Between Resident Attrition Rates and Resident Remediation?

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The use of resident remediation may decrease the 5-year attrition rates of residents.

The Track Through Residency: Is Running Away From Burnout an Option?

The Track Through Residency: Is Running Away From Burnout an Option?

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If medical training isn't a marathon, it's at least a hotly-contested 5K race.

Early Career Burnout Can Spread Through Social Networks

Early Career Burnout Can Spread Through Social Networks

Researchers found a one-unit increase in mean social network members' burnout levels tied to 0.21-unit increase in burnout.

Physician Attitude Significant Factor in Retaining Patients

Physician Attitude Significant Factor in Retaining Patients

Other variables that encourage patients to leave include cost, bedside manner and comfort of the facility.

Don't Listen to the Burnout "Experts" — Listen to Your Heart

Don't Listen to the Burnout "Experts" — Listen to Your Heart

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"I know they never taught happiness in medical school, but you deserve happiness just as much as anyone else."

Why Are More Women Leaving Behind Their Stethoscopes?

Why Are More Women Leaving Behind Their Stethoscopes?

Stressors include pay gap, burnout, and transitioning back following a temporary leave.

Physician Burnout Risk Factors Identified in 6 Areas

Physician Burnout Risk Factors Identified in 6 Areas

Tools gauging burnout focuses on workload, control, rewards, community, fairness and values.

Higher Grief Responses and Burnout Among Female Oncologists

Higher Grief Responses and Burnout Among Female Oncologists

For both genders, grief reactions were linked to emotional distress among those at high levels of burnout.

Counteracting Physician Burnout with Leadership Training

Counteracting Physician Burnout with Leadership Training

Leadership ratings were strongly linked to employee burnout and satisfaction.

Burnout Diminishing Sense of Calling for Many Physicians

Burnout Diminishing Sense of Calling for Many Physicians

Physicians who are burned out have lower odds of 6 validated aspects of sense of calling.

Burnout Prevalent Among Many Pediatric Residents

Burnout Prevalent Among Many Pediatric Residents

Residents with burnout have increased odds of suboptimal patient care attitudes and behaviors.

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