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This abbreviated Maslach Burnout Inventory measures the key components of burnout: exhaustion, depersonalization (loss of empathy,) and perceived loss of self-efficacy. Any significant score in these areas is an indication of burnout. Your results will be emailed to you. All results are confidential and we never share your email address with anyone else. You can take the test multiple times to check your progress.
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Stop Physician Burnout Where It Starts- In Medical School
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What is the best and highest use of physician burnout?
It’s hard to believe, but physician burnout can be a positive experience. Its most important purpose is to motivate you to examine your life and your priorities, and to change them in a way that benefits you, your family, and your patients. Unfortunately, there may be a lot of pain and suffering before that happens. One way you can alleviate some of that pain and benefit your fellow physicians is to share your burnout stories and what you learned along the way. I know that for me, sharing my story publicly is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but ultimately one of the most rewarding. To read my story and to share your own, click on the button. All identifying information is optional and will remain confidential.
Coaches help clients clarify values and align them with professional and personal goals, an objective of known importance in decreasing physician burnout. Rather than assign uninspiring to-do lists, coaches build motivation by eliciting solutions from clients, thus increasing personal investment, and making next steps obvious, possible, and even invigorating.
In summary, we found that mindfulness-based stress reduction classes induced significant improvements in mental well-being scores and decreased measures of burnout across a broad range of health professionals. Given the increasing levels of stress that healthcare professionals are facing, these mindfulness classes can offer a practical and viable method to decrease stress and improve well-being as healthcare professionals face continued and often increasing pressures in an ever-evolving healthcare system.
INT’L. J. PSYCHIATRY IN MEDICINE, Vol. 43(2) 119-128, 2012
Mindfulness has been practiced for thousands of years as a way of relieving stress, quieting the mind, and developing concentration and compassion. Mindfulness practices are found in almost every spiritual tradition in the world. The breath meditation in this recording is compatible with any spiritual tradition since the breath has no religion, no nationality, no race and no gender. This practice is based on techniques taught to me by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, as well as my spiritual teachers including Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Enjoy...and keep breathing.
Gideon Strich, M.D.
In the video above, I talk with my coach, Dr. Sharon Livingston about why physician burnout is becoming an epidemic. Personally, I think physician burnout already qualified as an epidemic when over [...]
Every year, 300-400 physicians in the United States kill themselves. That is the equivalent of losing two large graduating medical school classes per year, an appalling statistic and a real tragedy, not only for the [...]