Resiliency is typically a sought after attribute within the healthcare field. But when stripped down to the core, it's apparent physicians are growing increasingly frustrated with the phrasing behind the term.
How do you recognize when a physician is experiencing burnout? Given the high demands of contemporary medical practice and the extreme pressures physicians work under, you might think burnout would be most clearly signaled by a blowup—“I can’t take this anymore!”
Potential Physical Implications of Burnout Burnout—defined as persistent emotional exhaustion, physical fatigue and cognitive weariness—may negatively affect physical health more than previously believed.
Physician Resilience is More Than the Ability to "Bounce Back" Many physicians dislike the term “resilience”—especially when it is seen as something they lack—and something they’re solely responsible for getting. They see themselves as very resilient already. After all, they are used to functioning at a high level under [...]
To Make a Merger or Acquisition Work, Put Yourself in the Other Party’s Shoes As more and more solo practitioners and independent practices choose to join healthcare organizations and as organizations themselves merge, some struggle is inevitable. After all, two different cultures are coming into contact and sometimes these [...]
New program at the University of Minnesota Medical School may help reduce stress and burnout, physician shortage.
Are you experiencing burnout? Ask yourself these questions: Are you too tired to spend time with your family and/or friends? Do you seem to have more conflict at work and/or at home? Are you not able to “turn off” work and not think about your colleagues or patients? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be [...]
Have you seen this happen? A physician had a colleague who decided to leave medicine. She was asked to pick up some of the slack for a short while. But time stretched on because hiring someone into the physician’s town wasn’t appealing, especially with the physician shortage. Then a new Electronic Health Records (EHR) system [...]
Mindfulness in Medicine In our 2015 Physician Stress and Burnout Survey Report, 46 percent of physicians reported severe stress and/or burnout. In a rapidly changing healthcare market, physician stress and burnout is likely going to increase. Stress and burnout leads to many concerns and issues for the physician—as well as [...]
You want the physicians in your organization to be healthy, engaged, productive and happy to be working where they are. But a host of factors—including the demands of new technology, increasing patient loads, changing models of compensation and time pressure—are fueling an epidemic of physician burnout. Some studies suggest [...]