Burnout

Burnout rates among physicians and nurses are declining slightly, but they remain above pre-pandemic levels, with staffing shortages emerging as a top contributing factor.
Two experts discuss how Northwestern Medicine’s Scholars of Wellness program is easing mental stress and burnout among its staff and could benefit hospitals and health systems across the nation.
About six in 10 physicians and residents and seven in 10 medical students say they experience feelings of burnout often, according to the latest survey by the Physicians Foundation.
Health insurance policies and practices are reducing access to medical care, driving up health care costs and increasing clinician burden and burnout, according to patients and clinicians surveyed by Morning Consult for the AHA.
To improve clinician well-being, hospitals are engaging clinicians in the design and adoption of new technologies to support the clinical workforce.
Burnout is a condition “that affects the brain in very real, noticeable ways,” write AHA’s Elisa Arespacochaga and Michael R. Privitera, M.D., professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Health care has always been a demanding profession, and the effects of the last few years have meant that health care workers have been asked to do more with less.
In part 4 of this podcast series, Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership system innovation at the American Hospital Association, is joined by clinical services director Lynette Harvey of the Camarillo Health Care District and high risk program manager Maureen Hodge of Community Memorial Health…
Nearly three-quarters of health care executives say they have felt burned out in the last six months and 93% believe burnout is negatively impacting their organizations, according to a recently published WittKieffer survey.
A focus on self-care and well-being is the path to sustained professional success and fulfillment and paramount in running a modernized health care system. For hospitals, health systems and other organizations, wellness should be a long-term commitment and include three key components.