Burnout

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

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A providers' capacity to feel compassion is affected in part by the practice environment.

Mistreatment Programs Reviewed for Reducing Abuse of Medical Trainees

Mistreatment Programs Reviewed for Reducing Abuse of Medical Trainees

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The development of a theoretical framework can help prevent the pervasive abuse, harassment, discrimination, and mistreatment of medical trainees.

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician burnout, fatigue, and work-unit safety grades are independently associated with medical errors.

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

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Sound healing — a meditation technique that focuses on the power of sound — may offer a solution to physician burnout.

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

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Wellness travel comes in many forms: from coastal bike rides to weeklong workout programs with celebrity trainers.

Evaluating the Efficacy of Peer Support Programs for Healthcare Employees

Evaluating the Efficacy of Peer Support Programs for Healthcare Employees

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Healthcare providers traumatized by an adverse patient event are commonly referred to as "second victims" and may benefit from institutional and peer support to assist in recovery.

Move Over, Mindfulness: Sophrology Is the Newest Stress-Busting Technique

Move Over, Mindfulness: Sophrology Is the Newest Stress-Busting Technique

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Based on science and covered by health insurance, sophrology is the latest stress management technique to gain popularity.

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Physicians Seeking Mental Health Care

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Physicians Seeking Mental Health Care

The policy aims to further reduce stigma associated with mental health illness to ensure physicians are able to seek the care they need for anxiety, depression, and substance-related disorders.

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

Causes of caregiver burnout include confusion about their new role, unrealistic expectations, lack of control, and unreasonable demands, often placed by caregivers themselves.

Addressing Compassion Fatigue as a Cost of Caring: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 3

Addressing Compassion Fatigue as a Cost of Caring: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 3

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Interventions to Prevent Physician Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 2

Interventions to Prevent Physician Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 2

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 1

Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 1

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

When Sparks Stop Flying: How Is Clinician Burnout Tied to Patient Outcomes?

When Sparks Stop Flying: How Is Clinician Burnout Tied to Patient Outcomes?

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Physician burnout has gained traction as a public health concern because more physicians are leaving medical practice altogether, resulting in decreased patient access and continuity of care.

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.

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