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Practical Considerations in Addressing Physician Burnout

Deb, Anindita MD

doi: 10.1212/CON.0000000000000461
Practice Issues

ABSTRACT: Physician burnout is an epidemic impacting patient care, career satisfaction, and physician health and well-being. Symptoms may result in potentially damaging consequences for physicians’ professional and personal lives. Neurologists are experiencing burnout at higher rates than most medical and surgical specialties. Empowering physicians to identify symptoms of burnout and engage with their organization to reduce triggers will lead to healthier physician-organization and physician-patient relationships. It is imperative that the medical community continue to raise awareness, recognize symptoms early, and provide techniques and resources to address physician burnout.

Address correspondence to Dr Anindita Deb, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655, anindita.deb@umassmemorial.org.

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Deb has received research/grant support as principle investigator of a study for the University of Massachusetts Office of Global Health and has given expert medical testimony as a neurology consultant.

Unlabeled Use of Products/Investigational Use Disclosure: Dr Deb reports no disclosure.

© 2017 American Academy of Neurology
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