Leadership, camaraderie, joy needed to combat physician burnout

With 54% of American physicians reporting burnout, the topic consistently comes to the forefront of discussion. Experts at a recent NEJM Catalyst live web event called for leadership to work toward finding the camaraderie and joy in medicine again, giving physicians a vaccine for burnout.“If you look at the fundamental drivers of professional burnout, one of the drivers is moral distress and values dissonance,” Stephen Swensen, MD, MMM, FACR, medical director of professionalism and peer support at Intermountain Healthcare, said in his keynote speech. “If we work in systems that (Read more...)

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