Burnout

Jan 18, 2023
Healthcare Staffing Shortages: Decrease Practice Risks
Richard F. Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, and Patti L. Ellis, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
Ongoing staffing shortages negatively influence the quality and depth of many primary and support roles throughout the healthcare workforce. The scarcity of employees has also contributed to elevated levels of stress and burnout.

Dec 01, 2022
The Patient Safety Risks of Burnout—and the Path to Professional Fulfillment
Christine Sinsky, MD, Vice President, Professional Satisfaction, American Medical Association
While burnout manifests in individuals, it originates in systems. Guest author Christine Sinsky, MD, highlights resources that can help clinicians improve practice efficiencies and ease administrative burdens.
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Professional Education
Burnout: Spotlight on Improving Practice Efficiencies
In this CME program, Christine Sinsky, MD, highlights practice redesign strategies to help clinicians improve practice efficiencies, recover professional fulfillment, and improve patient safety.
0.5 credit

Oct 12, 2022
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now 988, an easy-to-remember number for 24/7 crisis care.

Mar 22, 2022
Reduce Clinician Burnout and Improve Well-Being With People-First Leadership
Robert D. Morton, MAS, CPPS, Assistant Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
Solving burnout requires a comprehensive organizational commitment and people-first leaders who have the tenacity to change systems and deliver solutions.

Mar 01, 2022
Clinician Burnout: From a Crisis to a Movement
Christine K. Cassel, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine and Senior Advisor for Strategy and Policy, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
The pandemic has intensified a burnout-fueled exodus from healthcare. Dr. Christine K. Cassel provides insights into the national movement to address clinician burnout.
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Jul 27, 2021
Burnout from COVID-19: How Healthcare Professionals Can Manage Stress
Robert Morton, MAS, CPPS, Assistant Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company, and Jennifer Perla, RN, LPC-S, Medical Advantage, Part of TDC Group
During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals have shown great courage by adapting to unprecedented conditions and laboring tirelessly to provide patient care. But these extreme circumstances have frequently led to burnout and even more serious consequences, such as suicide.

Aug 25, 2020
Distracting Devices in Healthcare: Malpractice Implications
Shelley Rizzo, MSN, CPHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager
Digital distraction in healthcare is a threat to patient safety and physician well-being. Personal electronic devices can create a digital distraction so engaging that it consumes awareness, potentially preventing healthcare providers from focusing on the primary task at hand—caring for and interacting with patients.

May 13, 2020
Did Emergency Department Provider Fatigue Contribute to This Patient’s Death?
Lisa McCorkle, MSN, MBA, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Provider fatigue and the rush to get things done when staffing levels are inadequate can lead to mistakes and poor outcomes for patients.

Dec 20, 2019
Burnout Can Affect How Patients Communicate
By Robert D. Morton, BA, ARM, CPHRM, CPPS, Assistant Vice President, Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
If a physician appears burned out, patients may avoid asking questions for fear of adding to the stress.

Oct 31, 2019
The Algorithm Will See You Now: How AI’s Healthcare Potential Outweighs Its Risk
A third of U.S. physicians are already using artificial intelligence (AI) in their practices, and many believe there is ample reason to think this advanced technology can help address diagnostic errors—the largest cause of malpractice claims. However, there are still unresolved questions about the risks.

Mar 20, 2019
The Wall
Rouzbeh Kordestani, MD
A member reflects on the difficulties of practicing medicine during a time of unprecedented change in the healthcare industry.
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Jun 07, 2018
Physician Burnout: Defining the Problems, Revealing the Solutions
Howard Marcus, MD, FACP
Physician burnout is a growing national crisis. This article examines the causes of this crisis, the effects of burnout on patient care, and possible solutions.
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Oct 19, 2017
Overcoming the Stress of Malpractice Litigation: Solutions to Help Physicians Stay Healthy and Engaged
David P. Michelin, MD, MPH
A malpractice lawsuit will generate an array of negative emotions, from self-doubt to high levels of stress and anxiety. But there are steps doctors can take to ease the strain.

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Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988

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