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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?

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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Leadership

We’re a Bunch of Expensive Financial Clerks

Epic and Cerner are dead, Brent James says — what if we designed the system for physicians?

Family Physicians EHR Use by Time of Day

Care Redesign

Infographic: Date Night with the EHR

Studies have found that physicians spend nearly 30 hours per month working on the EHR in their homes — including morning and evening hours over the weekend.

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Leadership

Professional Fulfillment: Where We Want to Be

How the CMO of Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization combats burnout at her institution and empowers physicians with leadership skills.

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