Helping physicians recognize they’re burned out

Physician burnout is not an isolated phenomenon. According to a 2015 Mayo Clinic study, nearly 55 percent of physicians reported at least one symptom of burnout including emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, or a sense of decreased personal accomplishment.

By 2017, a MDVIP survey found that 68 percent of physicians say that work stress is negatively affecting their lives with as many as 41 percent having contemplated leaving the field entirely. Not only do these intense feelings potentially lead to lower job satisfaction and increased medical errors, they can also strain personal and professional relationships as well.

Here’s how physicians and those close to them can identify burnout before it takes its toll.

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By:  Steph Weber / Physicians Practice / Apr 9, 2018