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Readings About Burnout

AMA Steps Forward. Physician Wellness: Preventing Resident and Fellow Burnout: Create a holistic, supportive culture of wellness.  

American College of Physicians. (2016) Critical Care Health Care Professionals have High Rates of Burnout Syndrome. Science Daily.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Healthcare Professional Burnout, Depression and Suicide Prevention. 

Ashish J.K. et al, (2019) A Crisis in Healthcare: A Call to Action on Physician Burnout: Partnership with the Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Global Health Institute. 

Carter, S.B. The Tell Tale Signs of Burnout: Do You Have Them? (2013). Psychology Today.

CNA.Plus Academy. Caregiver Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: How to Recognize and Avoid Them. 

del Carmen, MG, et al. (2019) Trends and Factors Associated With Physician Burnout at a Multispecialty Academic Faculty Practice Organization. JAMA Network Open. 

Doulouge, K et al. (2016). Diagnosing Burnout among Healthcare Professionals: Can we Find Consensus? Cogent Medicine. 

Drummond, D. Physician Burnout – The Three Symptoms, Three Phases and Three Cures.

Drummond D. The Burnout Prevention Matrix. 

Dyrbye, L.N, et al. (2017) Burnout Among Health Care Professionals: A Call to Explore and Address This Under-recognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care. National Academy of Medicine. 

Dyrbye, L.N, et al. (2018) A Pragmatic Approach for Organizations to Measure Health Care Professional Well-Being. National Academy of Medicine.

Dzau, V. (2018). Collective action needed to stem burnout and restore clinician well-being and resilience. STAT. First Opinion.

Essary, A.C. et al. (2018) Burnout and Job and Career Satisfaction in the Physician Assistant Profession: A Review of the Literature, National Academy of Medicine.

FSMB (2018). FSMB Workgroup on Physician wellness and Burnout, Physician Wellness and Burnout: Report and Recommendations. 

Gold, K.J. et al. (2016) “I would never want to have a mental health diagnosis on my record”: A survey of female physicians on mental health diagnosis, treatment, and reporting. General Hospital Psychiatry (43) 51-57

Hall, L.H. et al. (2016) Healthcare Staff Wellbeing, Burnout, and Patient Safety: A Systematic Review. PLoS One. 

Haupt, A. (2017). Easing Burnout for Health Care Providers. US News-Healthcare of Tomorrow.

Kane, L. (2019) Medscape National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report. Medscape. 

Lyndon, A. (2015) Burnout Among Health Professionals and Its Effect on Patient Safety. AHRQ PSNET 

Magin, P. et al. (2009) Receptionists' experiences of occupational violence in general practice: a qualitative study (2009). British Journal of General Practice.

Margo, M.C, et al. (2015) The Prevalence of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout among Healthcare Professionals in Intensive Care Units: A Systematic Review. PLoS One.

Mayo Clinic News Network. (2016) Reversing Physician Burnout, Using Nine Strategies to Promote Well-being. 

McCluskey P.D. (January 17, 2019) Physician Burnout Now Essentially a Public Health Crisis. The Boston Globe. 

Mylod, D.E. and Lee, T.H. (2018) Helping Health Care Workers Avoid Burnout (2018). Harvard Business Review. 

National Academy of Medicine. Clinician Well-being Knowledge Hub.

National Academy of Medicine. Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience.

National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare (2018) Position Paper: The Business Case for Humanity in Healthcare. 

Panagioti M, et al. (2017) Controlled Interventions to Reduce Burnout in Physicians: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 177:195-205.

Parks T. (2016) How the Mayo Clinic is Battling Physician Burnout. AMA Physician Health.

Perlo J, et al (2017) IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work. IHI White Paper. Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (Available at

The Physicians Foundation (2018). 2018 Survey of America's Physicians. Prepared by Merritt Hawkins.

Rosenbaum, S.L. (2014) The Art of Medicine. Boston Magazine. 

Shanafelt TD et al. (2011) Special Report: Suicidal Ideation Among American Surgeons. Arch Surg;146(1):54–62.

Shanafelt TD et al. (2019, In Press) Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction with Work-Life Integration in Physicians and the General US Working Population Between 2011 and 2017. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Smith, C.D. et al. (2018) Implementing team-based care to minimize clinician burnout: Better for patient care and physician well-being. National Academy of Medicine.

Sutherland, S. (2017) Survey Finds Nearly Half of Nurses Considering Leaving the Profession. RN Network Blog.

Wessely, A. & Gerada, C. (2013) When Doctors Need Treatment: an Anthropological Approach to Why Doctors Make Bad Patients. BMJ;347:f6644




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