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10. 2 sides of the physician coin: Burnout and well-being

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From Feb. 12: The problem of physician burnout has been illuminated by a number of recent studies, including Medscape's 2015 Physician Lifestyle Report, which surveyed approximately 20,000 physicians and asked about severity of burnout, factors contributing to burnout, and its association with a range of other issues, including happiness outside of work, alcohol and marijuana use, and financial status. Burnout is not a new problem, but an emphasis on burnout prevention and physician wellness is a relatively new response. What are the strategies that are protective against burnout? Medscape spoke with Tait D. Shanafelt, M.D., a nationally recognized researcher on this topic and program director of the Physician Well-Being program at Mayo Clinic, about prevention, recognition, and interventions for physicians exhibiting signs of burnout. more

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