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Quality and Safety in Health Care, Part L

Positive Psychology and Burnout

Harolds, Jay A. MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002439
From the American College of Nuclear Medicine

There are many lessons relevant to burnout from studying the literature on positive psychology. For example, resilience can be taught. A major portion of resilience and fighting burnout is finding meaning in work. Positive thinking, optimism, positive self-talk, and ways to diminish stress and increase happiness and engagement can also be learned.

From the Advanced Radiology Services and the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Services, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI.

Received for publication November 11, 2018; revision accepted November 12, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Jay A. Harolds, MD, Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Advanced Radiology Services, PC, 3264 North Evergreen Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail:

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Online date: December 27, 2018

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