Free Webinar to Improve Resilience
From Risk to Resilience:
Keys to Curbing Physician Burnout
By Wayne M. Sotile, PhD
Now Available On-Demand!
Every healthcare system today faces unrelenting change. Mismanaged change fatigue is leading to an epidemic of costly burnout across health professions. An antidote to this cycle is now available. Clinical psychologist Wayne M. Sotile, PhD elucidates evidence-based tactics and strategies for managing the psychological underbelly of coping with change and deepening physician resilience – the ability to get through hard times and emerge stronger for having had the experience.
Mark Linzer, MD, Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, is an expert in physician burnout, having studied the issue for almost two decades. Dr. Linzer recommends to be aware of the serious signs, if physicians want to keep burnout at bay.
Seven Burnout Risk Indicators
Here are seven ways to know if your practice is getting the best of you—and when it’s time to do something about it:
- You have a high tolerance to stress.
- Your practice is exceptionally chaotic.
- You don’t agree with your boss’ values or leadership.
- You’re the emotional buffer.
- Your job constantly interferes with family events.
- You lack control over your work schedule and free time.
- You don’t take care of yourself.
Studies show burnout is more prevalent among physicians than other professionals, so knowing these warning signs is an important first step in resolving the issue. The next steps are to develop a support system and to get help in building resiliency.
How Can You Help?
Our 2015 survey on Physician Stress and Burnout completed by over 2,000 physicians reported only 18.5% of Physicians feel their organizations are helping to deal effectively with this issue. Complete the form on the right to download our FREE Awareness materials. Sharing these items in your organization and with your social network helps create awareness and fosters an environment where individuals can discuss the issues and get help.