According to the Center for Anxiety and Mood Disorders, about one in three physicians experience burnout at any given time. Physicians are also 15 times more likely to experience burnout than other professionals.
Physician burnout is tough to define because it has so many contributing factors. In this ACEP Now article, Stefanie Simmons, MD, FACEP, defines physician burnout as “the conflict between meeting increasing demands without any concerted effort to mitigate them or provide extra resources, all while operating in extraordinarily stressful circumstances.”
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ACEP Frontline: Physician Coaching & Engagement
Host Ryan Stanton, MD, FACEP, and Stefanie Simmons, MD, FACEP, discuss physician burnout, career engagement, wellness and how all of these can help to improve the patient experience. They talk about how helping physicians in their jobs and providing the opportunity for mentoring and coaching can help the physician succeed when they face frustration and burnout.
TEDx Talk Playlist: For When You Feel Totally Burned Out
- Physician Burnout in the Wake of COVID-19
- Physician Burnout, Interrupted
- Wellbeing and Burnout: One size does not fit all
- Physician Burnout vs. Fulfillment: Why It’s Not a Fair Fight
- Physician Burnout: Addressing a Public Health Crisis
- Physician Burnout Costs Exceed $4 Billion Annually in U.S.
- Dr. Christina Maslach Discusses the Roots of Burnout – Part 1 and Part 2
- Burnout vs. Moral Injury: Does it Matter What We Call It?
- Physician Burnout: Four Types of Interventions and How They Can Help
- Strategies to Enhance Wellness in Emergency Medicine Residency Training Programs
- Tips for Tackling Physician Burnout
- Positive Patient Encounters Can Help EM Physicians Cope with Burnout
- How Compensation Can Affect Physician Burnout
- How to Beat Burnout: 7 Signs Physicians Should Know
- ACEP18 Rorrie Lecture: Battle Burnout with Advocacy
- Emergency Physicians Can Combat Burnout with Gratitude
- Procedural Prowess as a Shield for Burnout
- Longtime EM Physician Reflects on 53-Year Career at one Hospital: His Love for the Job, How He Avoided Burnout and More