Burnout, usually defined as a personal stress reaction of individuals resulting from their perceptions of the workplace, is associated with impaired clinical care, increased attrition and turnover of professional staff, and increased costs for health care systems. For physicians, professional burnout can contribute to broken relationships, alcoholism, and suicide. A high level of burnout is one reason that accounts for high physician turnover and decreased productivity. This presentation will depict an origin story-telling initiative targeted at promoting understanding, collegiality, and a culture of well-being for physicians.
- Describe the outcomes of physician burnout on the U.S. health system.
- Identify the value of fostering understanding and collegiality among physicians.
- Describe how to develop initiatives that receive buy-in and promote a culture of physician well-being.