A medical charter: Commitments to limit physician burnout, promote well-being

ROCHESTER, Minn. — More than half of U.S. physicians say they experience burnout in their work. Today, Mayo Clinic and other leading medical centers have published a “Charter on Physician Well-Being” as an intended model for medical organizations to not only minimize and manage physician burnout, but also promote physician well-being. The charter, which has […]

Mayo Clinic: Reversing physician burnout, using nine strategies to promote well-being

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic have been documenting the rise and costs of physician burnout for more than a decade. Now, they are proposing nine strategies that health care organizations can use to reverse the trend and limit the risk to patients and their medical staff. Tait Shanafelt, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s […]

Physician burnout: Mayo researchers identify effective interventions

ROCHESTER, Minn. — After highlighting that more than half of American physicians are experiencing burnout, Mayo Clinic researchers now have identified some solutions that are being used to prevent or lessen burnout around the world. The findings show that some of the approaches being used are effective and making a difference. The article appears in the […]

Electronic Medical Practice Environment Can Lead to Physician Burnout

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The growth and evolution of the electronic environment in health care is taking a toll on U.S. physicians. That’s according to a national study of physicians led by Mayo Clinic which shows the use of electronic health records and computerized physician order entry leads to lower physician satisfaction and higher rates of […]

Celiac Awareness Month / Physician Burnout / Women’s National Checkup Day: Mayo Clinic Radio

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Over time, this immune reaction produces inflammation that damages the small intestine’s lining and prevents absorption of some nutrients. May is Celiac Awareness Month, and, on the next Mayo Clinic Radio, gastroenterologist Dr. Joseph Murray discusses just how […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Celiac Awareness Month / Physician Burnout / Women’s National Checkup Day

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Over time, this immune reaction produces inflammation that damages the small intestine’s lining and prevents absorption of some nutrients. May is Celiac Awareness Month, and, on the next Mayo Clinic Radio, gastroenterologist Dr. Joseph Murray discusses just how […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Celiac Awareness Month / Physician Burnout / Women’s National Checkup Day

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Over time, this immune reaction produces inflammation that damages the small intestine’s lining and prevents absorption of some nutrients. May is Celiac Awareness Month, and, on the next Mayo Clinic Radio, gastroenterologist Dr. Joseph Murray discusses just how common […]

Effective Leadership: One Remedy for Physician Burnout

Burnout is a common problem among U.S. doctors and studies suggest it adversely impacts quality of care and patient satisfaction. Many factors impact how physicians perceive their career. A new study suggests there’s an interesting correlation between physician burnout and the effectiveness of their supervisors. That’s what researchers found at Mayo Clinic when they undertook […]

Professional coaching alleviates burnout symptoms in physicians

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Medical doctors in the United States are twice as likely to experience symptoms of burnout as other workers, which can compromise quality of care and place patients at risk. In a study in JAMA Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers suggest a new approach to fighting burnout: external professional coaching. Defined by the […]

Physician well-being improving, but burnout risk remains

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The good news is that physician burnout appears to be improving, along with indicators for physician well-being. However, physicians remain at high risk for burnout, depression and depersonalization, compared to other professionals. Those are the updated findings from Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators that are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. “This […]

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