As many as half of practicing physicians may experience at least some degree of burnout – making consideration of underlying factors a key concern for health care managers and the nation as a whole. This short commentary just posted in JAMA was written by Dr. Tait Shanafelt and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic – who are among the foremost experts in the field of clinician well-being.
The authors make specific suggestions – at the national, state, institutional, and personal (self-improvement) levels about how to improve conditions for physicians, including among others:
- Reduction and streamlining of required documentation
- Integration of maintenance of certification and continuing medical education requirements
- Implementing participatory management
- Physician self-care
Source: Shanafelt, T.D., Dyrbye, L.N. (2017, Feb. 9). Addressing physician burnout: The way forward. JAMA. Click here for free full text: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2603408 Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422.2050 firstname.lastname@example.org