Aug 27, 2019 | primary care

Caring for the Clinician & Promoting Wellness

Preventing Burnout

Burnout, a phenomenon closely linked with depression and characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced self-efficacy, has increased at a disproportionate rate in physicians compared to the general US working population. While interventions have been developed to address factors that contribute to burnout among practicing physicians, there is a strong need to focus on prevention for all clinicians involved in the delivery of healthcare services. This presentation will provide information about burnout statistics, factors that contribute to it, and ways it can be prevented. Pathways to developing a work-life balance and promoting self-wellness will also be reviewed, as will a novel resident and fellow wellness program developed at Stanford University. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2018)

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