Time in the bank: A Stanford plan to save doctors from burnout External Link
"This pilot program at Stanford allows physicians to “bank” hours they spend mentoring others or serving on committees. Those hours can then be used as credits for child care, dry cleaning pickup, ready-made meals, housekeeping and handyman services. Preliminary results are promising, and suggest that the program has increased job satisfaction, improved work-life balance and reduced turnover."
Being a Doctor Is Hard. It’s Harder for Women. External Link
A New York Times article describing how and why female doctors face bias at work—conscious and unconscious, from both patients and colleagues. These biases affect who's respected, who's promoted & who burns out.
The Business Case for Investing in Physician Well-Being PDF
Understanding the business case to reduce burnout and promote engagement as well as overcoming the misperception that nothing meaningful can be done are key steps for organizations to begin to take action. Evidence suggests that improvement is possible, investment is justified, and return on investment measurable. Addressing this issue is not only the organization’s ethical responsibility, it is also the fiscally responsible one.
Increasing Resident Wellness Through a Novel Retreat Cirriculum PDF
Of the 25 residents who participated in the retreat, 21 (84%) returned the post-retreat survey (one participant returned a survey leaving the ranking questions incomplete). This low-cost event received high satisfaction ratings in regard to team-building, resident bonding, and faculty-resident bonding. This novel retreat proved to be a low-cost and easily implemented activity with which the residents expressed high levels of satisfaction.
Interventions to Prevent & Reduce Physician Burnout: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis PDF
Published in the Lancet. Interpretation: The literature indicates that both individual-focused and structural or organizational strategies can result in clinically meaningful reductions in burnout among physicians.