PROFESSIONAL BURNOUT

Challenge

  • Emotional exhaustion
  • Negative self-esteem
  • Loss of personal satisfaction
  • Negative changes in mood, behavior, attitude

Numerous surveys and reports detail the extent of burnout among physicians. The Mayo Clinic found physicians display almost double the rate of emotional exhaustion as the general working population, accompanied by lower satisfaction with work-life balance. Loss of enthusiasm for work is accompanied by depersonalization (treating people as though they are objects) and feeling ineffective at work, whether or not that is true.

For a survey to assess burnout, as well as online communities, articles and other health and wellness tools, see "Solutions" to the right.

Solutions


Online communities allow physicians to share concerns and insights.


Collegial groups


Ted Talks, for when you feel totally burned out


Information

LIVING A BALANCED HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

what constitutes and how to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle

PROFESSIONAL BURNOUT

negative changes in mood, behavior, attitude

FUNDAMENTALS OF CIVILITY

causes of incivility and how to cultivate civil behavior