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Turning back the tide of burnout


Long before 2020, alarm bells were ringing about the toll burnout has taken on physician lives and careers - and, consequently, the risks burnout presents to virtually every type of health care organization. Then along came the pandemic - and the challenge of burnout to health care organizations jumped off the scale. A look at the problem The Physicians Foundation’s 2021 Survey of America’s Physicians found that 61% of participating physicians "often experience feelings of burnout," compared to "only" 40% in 2018. What’s more, frequent feelings of burnout were even more comm....


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How recruiters can help prevent physician burnout


What happens when the ones we rely on to keep everyone healthy are suffering? Well, the short answer is: We all feel it. Physician burnout is a growing problem that affects everyone. From the physicians themselves who may be up against depression, anxiety, or even physical ailments such as headaches and stomach issues to the patients who may see a difference in the quality of care to the hospitals who suddenly find themselves unable to find qualified people to fill their vacancies. Physician burnout didn’t start with the pandemic. In fact, cases of burnout were on the rise before it hit.....


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5 factors that lead to burnout


Burnout is a real issue. After nearly two years of a pandemic, it’s become even worse, especially for health care workers. It’s important to notice signs of burnout in your hires, employees and throughout your organization. By being aware of them, you can hopefully avoid it becoming a problem - and increase retention and job satisfaction for your hires. Five factors that can lead to burnout are: Workload This might seem obvious, but if you are short staffed or notice your employees consistently taking call or having to take on more patients, it’s most likely taking a toll o....


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A new perspective on National Mental Health Month


The longer it pervades our lives, the more evident it becomes that COVID-19 isn’t a threat limited to our physical health. The pandemic has changed everything we know about day-to-day life - unearthing a greater awareness that such immediate and intense shifts to routine and structure impact our mindset.  For what feels like the first time, mental health isn’t just relevant to those with pre-existing psychological conditions; the pandemic has proven none of us are exempt from its effects. As the world copes with a new series of burdens and challenges, this month’s Nat....


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How to talk to candidates about stress


It may seem awkward to talk to potential candidates about the emotional strain that accompanies the job they’re pursuing, but it comes as no surprise that practicing medicine is linked to a high rate of burnout.Identifying the problem Physician burnout was first identified by social psychologist Christina Maslach in the late ’90s. In February 2003, the European Forum of Medical Associations and the World Health Organization voiced serious concerns regarding burnout levels in health care providers, and urged all national medical associations to pay attention. Employers took heed; mo....


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