Why the multitasking demanded in our work is likely an under-appreciated, but substantive factor in physician burnout
Information is certainly not going to slow down, so doctors should come up with a plan to keep up so they are ready to have informed conversations with patients.
While there are some changes physicians can make at the personal and practice level, it requires system-wide transformation to alleviate burnout.
Streamlined administrative tasks, inbox management, and focus on work-life balance can all help reduce physician burnout.
The use of this term moral injury and the importation of this concept from the military should be done with caution and humility, if at all.
How common is physician burnout and why does it happen?
Reflect on these elements of burnout and see if you can relate.
More than half of all family physicians report some level of burnout, and only a third say they are happy in their work.
Technology can serve a higher purpose in healthcare by enabling clinicians to easily communicate and share information without having to taking time away from patient care.
Population health means a patient’s long-term health matters as opposed to treating each sick patient as an isolated transactional episode.