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!”
You became a physician because you wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. You care deeply about others and help your patients improve their health and well being. National Doctor’s Day is on March 30th – so on this day, it means we are celebrating YOU. National Doctor’s Day was established to recognize physicians, [...]
Medicine Has Become Factory Work
Physician burnout manifests itself in various ways. Disruptive behavior has long been recognized as a destructive force in the healthcare environment and most organizations have established mechanisms for dealing with such behavior.
Improving physician relationships and engagement has a positive impact on patient care. As physicians and providers, our relationships with our colleagues can clearly affect patient safety. If we are not approachable, we may never find out about potential errors leading to bad patient outcomes. Evidence suggests our peer [...]