LifeStyle Consideration (Sev)

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Step 6: Burnout - Moral Injury

Defining BurnOut

Burnout is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterised by three dimensions: 1) feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; 2) increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and 3) a sense of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment. Burn-out refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context and should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life

Physician burnout: a global crisis

Physician burnout, defined as a work-related syndrome involving emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation, and a sense of reduced personal accomplishment, is not only a serious concern in China but also has reached global epidemic levels.

The 2018 Survey of America's Physicians Practice Patterns and Perspectives reported that 78% of physicians had burnout, an increase of 4% since 2016. Furthermore, 80% of doctors in a British Medical Association 2019 survey were at high or very high risk of burnout, with junior doctors most at risk

National Academy of Medicine-2019

35-54% of the country’s doctors and nurses experience substantial symptoms of burnout

Resulting in increased risks to patients, malpractice claims, worker absenteeism and turnover, as well as billions of dollars in losses to the medical industry each year.

Moral Injury Not Burnout

Reframing Clinician Distress: Moral Injury Not Burnout

Dean et al. 2019 - Reframing Clinician Distress - Moral Injury Not Burnout.pdf542.9KB

How Burnout affects you

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Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being Nine Organizational Strategies to Promote Engagement and Reduce Burnout.pdf1087.1KB

Impact of Burnout on your Choice of Medical Specialty

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Which Physicians are most Burned Out?

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What Contributes Most to your BurnOut

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How Severe is Your BurnOut?

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Burden Reduction- Patients Over Paperwork

Government is taking steps to address this issue. However too little too Late!

Special Note: Women in Medicine

Women Doctors May Be Better For Patients’ Health

“Women physicians are more likely to do evidence-based medicine, and follow clinical guidelines,” noted Ashish Jha, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and one of the study’s co-authors. “They are more likely to communicate in a way patients report is more effective.”

Comparison of Hospital Mortality and Readmission Rates for Medicare Patients Treated by Male vs Female Physicians

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"Almost 40% of women physicians go part-time or leave medicine altogether within six years of completing their residencies."

“When you invest more than a decade of your life to learn a skill and you’re willing to walk away from that early in your career, that’s more than a red flag. It’s a burning fire.”

Sasha Shillcutt, MDUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center

Citizenship Tasks and Women Physicians: Additional Woman Tax in Academic Medicine?

Citizenship tasks are described as uncompensated work-related duties that require dedicated time, often performed while at work but sometimes done during off-hours

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Impact of Covid-19 - Women in Healthcare are at a Breaking Point

In the past year, countless women — physicians, nurses and care workers — say the coronavirus crisis has driven them to leave the workforce or dramatically scale back their professional commitment

Women in health care haven't recovered from pandemic job loss

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Women have lost more jobs than men across nearly every health care sector

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Medicine & Relationship

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