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Physician Burnout

More than half of physicians display signs of burnout. What are the causes of physician burnout, and what are some solutions that can be implemented at both the individual and system level?

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Leadership

Applying Community Organizing Principles to Restore Joy in Work

IHI offers four lessons on how to nurture joy in the health care workforce.

Novant Health Leadership Development Program Physician Engagement

Leadership

Physician Resiliency and Wellness for Transforming a Health System

Novant Health is helping physicians find meaning and thrive again through a novel program that builds self-awareness, teaches coping skills, and increases their engagement, resulting in greater fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.

Organizational Interventions Are Key to Reducing Burnout

Leadership

Survey Snapshot: Admitting We Can’t Do This — Interventions and Tools to Reduce Clinician Burnout

The very things that motivate physicians — autonomy, mastery, and purpose — are being chipped away in the new world of medicine.

Physician Clinician Burnout Is Extensive

Leadership

Leadership Survey: Immunization Against Burnout

Clinician burnout is far from being eliminated at health care organizations, but leaders, frontline physicians, and nurses are joining forces to get to the roots of the crisis.

Tait Shanafelt

Leadership

Beyond Burnout — Redesigning Care to Restore Meaning and Sanity for Physicians

There’s a growing recognition that organizations need to redesign the way that clinical care is delivered to address the national physician burnout epidemic. Measuring rates of physician burnout is the first step.

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Care Redesign

Cognitive Load and Its Implications for Health Care

If we recognize and address the limits of brainpower, we can become better caregivers.

Kimberlydawn Wisdom

Leadership

Lessons in Leadership: Kimberlydawn Wisdom

What disturbs you gives you purpose.

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Leadership

Lessons in Leadership: Kevin Rooney

Think big, but start small: change starts with one patient, one nurse or doctor, and one shift.

Leadership

Why Give It Up? My Late-Career Fellowship

Instead of retiring, a physician in his 70s pursued a fellowship in telehealth and found a piece of the future.

Leadership

A Look in the Mirror: The Role of Medical Training in Physician Burnout

Any rational actor in today’s medical industrial complex wonders, at times, whether the labor is sensible and the effort sustainable.

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