Eight strategies to cope with physician burnout

8 strategies to increase wellness, cope with physician burnout (October 14, 2016,Chelsea Frajerman Pardes)

“Physicians can reclaim the joy in their practice and apply strategies to mitigate their risk of burnout…Lislotte N. Dyrbye, MD…from the Mayo Clinic, explained that excessive workload, work inefficiency, flexibility, work-life integration and meaning in work are key drivers of physician burnout…She listed eight strategies for physicians looking for individual coping…

1. Optimize meaning in work…

2. Avoid overcommitment…

3. Reduce work-home conflicts…

4. Take vacation…

5. Exercise…

6. Build relationships…

7. Avoid delayed gratification…

8. Reduce hours…

She ended with a recommendation for the reduction of full-time equivalency. ”


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