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Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Part LII

Other Lessons From Positive Psychology Regarding Burnout

Harolds, Jay A. MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002534
From the American College of Nuclear Medicine

The study of positive psychology has brought to light multiple ways to improve one's ability to bounce back from setbacks and deal better with stress. The individual should focus on his/her accomplishments, not dwell on mistakes, work to improve relationships with others, find meaning in work, and spend the time required to have happiness. Being able to recognize when situations are too stressful and understand the need to take breaks from them, especially by acquiring new knowledge, is important and effective. It is often quite helpful to utilize coaching based on positive psychology to improve one's resiliency and recover from burnout.

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 January 1, 2019; revision accepted January 26, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

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

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Online date: March 19, 2019

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