Author: Dawn C. Buse
Burnout has reached epidemic proportions among healthcare professionals and is especially high among those who care for patients with chronic pain and chronic painful conditions such as migraine and fibromyalgia. This course will review the definition and prevalence of burnout, review the risk factors for healthcare professionals, have participants take the Maslach Burnout Inventory, and review what the results may imply both professionally and personally. Then the course will review strategies for reducing stress, enhancing resilience, and improving quality of life. As well as improving satisfaction for healthcare professionals, these resilience enhancing strategies and healthy lifestyle practices also have benefits for patients.