AMA seeks to address burnout by increasing physician access to mental health care

David O. Barbe
The AMA adopted a new policy at its annual meeting to address concerns regarding physician and medical student burnout, depression and suicide.
The policy aims to improve physicians’ access to mental health care services while reducing associated stigma to allow physicians to seek necessary care without fear of penalization or licensing restrictions, according to AMA.
“We are deeply concerned that physicians and physicians-in-training are oftentimes discouraged from seeking mental health services because they are afraid that publicly disclosing a mental health issue

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