Physician Well-Being Articles

Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Integration in Physicians Over the First 2 Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic by Dr. Tait D. Shanafelt, Dr. Colin P. West, Dr. Lotte N. Dyrbye, Dr. Mickey Trockel, Dr. Michael Tutty, Hanhan Wang, Lindsey E Carlasare and Dr. Christine Sinsky.

To evaluate the prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with work-life integration (WLI) in US physicians at the end of 2021, roughly 21 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, with comparison to 2020, 2017, 2014, and 2011.

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How to Create a Culture of Well-Being in Your Practice by Dr. Mark Greenawald, FAAFP

It’s Monday morning, and you roll out of bed ready for another day at work. As you anticipate your day ahead, what emotions are you experiencing? Excitement? Worry? Dread? What emotions do you think your practice team is experiencing? As you walk through the door of your practice, what expressions do you see on everyone’s faces?

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Advancing Physician Well-Being: A Population Health Framework by Dr. Mickey Trockel, Dustin Corcoran, MBA, Dr. Lloyd B, Minor and Dr. Tait D. Shanafelt

Physician well-being is an important societal issue because physician performance in the world and at work matters to everyone. Outside of medical practice, physicians provide front-line perspectives on health and human experience to communities, organizations, and political systems. Within medical practice, their clinical acumen can - and often does - tip the balance for individual patients from death to life.

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Physician Burnout, Interrupted by Dr. Pamela Hartzband and Dr. Jerome Groopman

Before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, each day seemed to bring another headline about the crisis of physician burnout. The issue had been simmering for years and was brought to a boil by mounting changes in the health care system, most prominently the widespread implementation of the electronic health record (EHR) and performance metrics.

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The Business Case for Investing in Physician Well-being by Dr. Tait Shanafelt, Dr. Joel Goh and Dr. Christine Sinsky

Widespread burnout among physicians has been recognized for more than 2 decades. Extensive evidence indicates that physician burnout has important personal and professional consequences.

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Six mindfulness techniques for physicians by Flavia Munn

What goes through your mind in the moment before you walk into the room to see your next patient? A flurry of thoughts about all the patients you’ve already seen and the mountain of admin tasks you need to finish later today?

But what if you paused – for just 3 seconds – as you touch the door handle, took a breath to be present, and let go of all that has gone before and all that is ahead of you?

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