Burnout Prevention & Intervention


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Put Your Own Mask on First: A Resilience Review for Physicians PDF

This module aims to help physicians help themselves and others regarding burnout knowing what it looks and feels like and what it costs.

Breathe Out: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Structured Intervention to Improve Clinician Satisfaction with “Difficult” Visits PDF

The study results and conclusions: The BREATHE OUT intervention improved the PSS score (P .02) in the intervention group compared with the usual care group. Female practitioners reported worse PSS scores compared with their male counterparts despite whether they used BREATHE OUT (P .009). Application of the BREATHE OUT questionnaire before and after visits improved clinician satisfaction with difficult patient encounters.

From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider PDF

Abstract: The Triple Aim - enhancing patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs - is widely accepted as a compass to optimize health system performance. Yet physicians and other members of the health care workforce report widespread burnout and dissatisfaction. Burnout is associated with lower patient satisfaction, reduced health outcomes, and it may increase costs. Burnout thus imperils the Triple Aim. This article recommends that the Triple Aim be expanded to a Quadruple Aim, adding the goal of improving the work life of health care providers, including clinicians and staff.

If Every Fifth Physician is Affected by Burnout, What About the Other Four? Resilience Strategies of Experienced Physicians PDF

This study's purpose was to identify health-promoting strategies employed by experienced physicians in order to define prototypical resilience processes and key aspects of resilience-fostering preventive actions.

AMA Steps Forward Modules External Link

The Epidemic of Clinician Burnout: We Can Turn This Around! PDF

This powerpoint aims to identify features of a healthy work environment, list methods to prevent burnout, and develop a plan for Internal Medicine to maintain professional satisfaction.

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).

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.