Improving Wellness: Techniques for Building Resiliency PDF
Objectives of this presentation are to: discuss burnout, improving resiliency to improve health and reduce stress, and discuss various types of mindful practices (breating, MBSR, laughter, and gratitude).
Correlates of Physician Burnout Across Regions and Specialties: A Meta-Analysis PDF
Conclusions of this study are as follows: Although we could not infer causality, our findings suggest: (1) that EE represents the core burnout dimension; (2) that certain individual and organizational-level correlates are associated with reduced physician burnout; (3) the benefits of directing resources where they are most needed to physicians of different regions and specialties; and (4) a call for research to link physician burnout with performance.
Work Hours and Caseload as Predictors of Physician Burnout: The Mediating Effects by Perceived Workload and by Autonomy PDF
Study results are as follows: As expected, workload predicted higher levels of global burnout and physical fatigue, while autonomy predicted lower levels of global burnout. Work hours and caseload predicted global burnout only indirectly, via their effects on either perceived workload or autonomy. These findings suggest that public policies, designed to reduce physician work hours in order to reduce burnout and improve patients’ safety, should take into account physician perceived workload and autonomy.
2016 ACGME Symposium on Physician Well-Being External Link
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently convened its second symposium on physician well-being. The meeting brought together 150 stakeholders from inside and outside the medical continuum to promote a scholarly approach to wellness interventions and to provide guidance to the ACGME on how to best utilize its "levers of influence" to effect positive change.