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Clinician Burnout and the Quality of Care - JAMA Internal Medicine

Write Shorter EHR Notes, Fight Physician Burnout - HealthLeaders

The Invisible Injuries of Faculty Mental Health - Inside Higher Ed

The doctor is out? Why physicians are leaving their practices to pursue other careers - NBC News

Unspoken: Doctor Depression And Suicide - newsy

A systems-based charter on physician well-being - The Hospitalist

System creates a culture that contributes to physician suicide problem, investigation finds - FierceHealthcare

“Until one day I stood on a bridge, looking down” - AAMCNews

To Fight Burnout, Organize - New England Journal of Medicine

Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness into Your Psychiatric Practice - Petros Levounis, Erin Zerbo, Alan Schlechter, Seema Desai

Doctor burnout is real. Seeing healthy patients helped me - Washington Post

Workplace Wellness Programs Don’t Work Well. Why Some Studies Show Otherwise - New York Times

Stanford’s Chief Wellness Officer Aims To Prevent Physician Burnout - Kaiser Health News

Measuring Our Values—Redoubling On A Commitment To Physician Health - Health Affairs Blog

Major medical errors associated with high levels of physician burnout, study says - The Sacramento Bee

Combating Clinician Burnout with Community-Building - NEJM Catalyst

Physician Burnout: Professional Identity could be Key Factor - Health Leaders

Physicians aren't 'burnout out.' They're suffering from moral injury - STAT

Physician Burnout, Well-being, and Work Unit Safety Grades in Relationship to Reported Medical Errors - Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Small Practices, Much Lower Physician Burnout - MD Magazine

Two Kinds of Interventions Reduce Physician Burnout - HealthLeaders

Medical training programs need to care about physician burnout. Should the rest of us? - STAT

AMA Debates Burnout, Demoralization Among Docs - Medpage Today

Expressions of Clinician Well-Being Art Exhibition - National Academy of Medicine

Physician burnout costs up to $17B a year, task force says - Healthcare Dive (April 27, 2018)

Learning Environment and Its Effect on Learner Wellness and Resilience - Academic Medicine (July 11, 2018)

Why medicine leads the professions in suicide, and what we can do about it - The Conversation (May 24, 2018)

Another Cause of Doctor Burnout? Being Forced To Give Immigrants Unequal Care - NPR (May 21, 2018)

Back to Bedside Projects Energize Residents, Improving Care - AAMCNews (May 8, 2018)

Physician Burnout in the Electronic Health Record Era: Are We Ignoring the Real Cause? - Annals of Internal Medicine (May 8, 2018)

Addressing Clinician Well-Being - AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, NAM President Victor J. Dzau, MD, and ACGME CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD (2018)

Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub - National Academy of Medicine (2018)

Charter on Physician Well-being - JAMA (April 17, 2018)

Addressing Uncertainty in Burnout Assessment - Academic Medicine (April, 2018)

A Neglected Problem in Burnout Research - Academic Medicine (April, 2018)

eConsult - Transforming Primary Care or Exacerbating Clinician Burnout? - JAMA Internal Medicine (June, 2018)

Creating Structured Opportunities for Social Engagement to Promote Well-Being and Avoid Burnout in Medical Students and Residents - Academic Medicine (April, 2018)

Physician Well-being and the Regenerative Power of Caring - JAMA (April 17, 2018)

Reducing the Stress Associated with Electronic Health Records - AAMCNews (March 27, 2018)

Medical Faculty Need to Foster Resilience in Students (and in Themselves) - AAMCNews (March 13, 2018)

How to Avoid Physician Burnout - ENTtoday (March 5, 2018)

Healthcare leaders must do more to address clinician burnout - Modern Healthcare (March 3, 2018)

Collective action needed to stem burnout and restore clinician well-being and resilience - STAT (February 15, 2018)

When Physicians Become Patients - AAMCNews (February 27, 2018)

A Journey to Construct an All-Encompassing Conceptual Model of Factors Affecting Clinician Well-Being and Resilience - The National Academy of Medicine (January 29, 2018)

Care-Centered Clinical Documentation in the Digital Environment: Solutions to Alleviate Burnout - The National Academy of Medicine (January 29, 2018)

To Care Is Human - Collectively Confronting the Clinician-Burnout Crisis - The New England Journal of Medicine (January 25, 2018)

Treating a silent epidemic among health-care workers - The Washington Post (January 23, 2018)

Physician Well-being and Professional Satisfaction Initiative - The American College of Physicians (ACP) (2017)

The Privilege of Being a Physician and the Immutable Values of the Medical Profession - Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association (2017)

Restoring Faculty Vitality in Academic Medicine When Burnout Threatens - Academic Medicine (November 21, 2017)

The Patients vs. Paperwork Problem for Doctors - the New York Times (November 14, 2017)

The Hidden Epidemic: The Moral Imperative for Academic Health Centers to Address Health Professionals’ Well-Being - The Blue Ridge Academic Health Group (Winter 2017-2018)

Wellness: What Organizations Are Doing About Burnout Hint It Takes More than Better Time-Management - Neurology Today (November, 2017)

Physician Burnout: The Root of the Problem and the Path to Solutions - NEJM Catalyst (June, 2017)

Organizational Commitment Statements from the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience - National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

Leading by Example: Role Modeling Resilience Helps Our Learners and Ourselves - Academic Medicine (October, 2017)

Medical Licensure Questions and Physician Reluctance to Seek Care for Mental Health Conditions - Mayo Clinic Proceedings (October, 2017)

Protecting interns and other physicians from depression and suicide - STAT News (July 24, 2017)

Lloyd Minor: How Medical Schools Can Better Fight Burnout - the Wall Street Journal (September, 2017)

AAMC Statement on Commitment to Clinician Well-Being and Resilience 

How to Build Resilience in Midlife - the New York Times (July 25, 2017)

In a first for U.S. academic medical center, Stanford Medicine hires chief physician wellness officer - Stanford Medicine News Center (June 22, 2017)

Residency Programs Develop Strategies to Respond to High Burnout Rates - AAMCNews (July 3, 2017)

Unhappy Doctors: The Problem of Physician Burnout - The Saturday Evening Post (July/August 2017)

Doctor depression, suicide slowly coming out of shadows by the Chicago Tribune (June 6, 2017)

Health Thyself by University of Toronto Magazine

4 key strategies to mitigate physician burnout - Advisory Board (March 27, 2017)

Creating Learning Environments That Promote Physician Resilience by Darrell G. Kirch (March 2017)

Addressing Physician Burnout: The Way Forward by Tait D. Shanafelt, Lotte N. Dyrbye, and Colin P. West (Feb. 2017)

Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being: Nine Organizational Strategies to Promote Engagement and Reduce Burnout by Tait D. Shanafelt and John Noseworthy (Jan. 2017)

Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis: A Message To Our Fellow Health Care CEOs by John Noseworthy, et al. (March 2017)

Healthcare Provider Heal Thyself - Nashville Medical News

To prevent physician burnout and depression, tackle debt and financial stress - Giffin Daughtridge and Neha Vapiwala

To fight physician burnout, I’m making a binder of medical successes - Erin Barnes

Why Your Own Resilience Matters Less Than Your Team's - Fast Company

UT System launches comprehensive effort to increase physician well-being - The University of Texas System

In ‘Drop Out Club,’ desperate doctors counsel each other on quitting the field - STAT News

Study: Around 1 in 3 Med Students Abuse Alcohol by Rob Chakler (March 2017)

The Administrative Psychiatric Evaluation by Nicholas D. Lawson and Adina L. Kalet (Feb. 2016)

Fear of stigma or sanction keeps many doctors from revealing mental health issues, study finds by Katherine Gold (Sept. 2016)

Educating for Resilience and Humanism in an Uncertain Time by Darrel G. Kirch (Sept. 2016)

Creating a Safety Net: Preventing Physician Suicide by Christine Moutier (Sept. 2016)

A Patient-Centered Approach to Postgraduate Trainee Health and Wellness: An Applied Review and Health Care Delivery Model by Martha L. Carvour, et al. (Sept. 2016)

Physician Burnout: What Can Chairs, Chiefs, and Institutions Do? by Julie Wei, Paul Rosen, and Jay S. Greenspan (August 2016)

Elevate Wellness: Unlocking the Potential of Creative Problem Solving to Improve Wellness in Residency Programs  by Bhavana Pathak (2016)

Medical School Burnout - Reaching Out to Students at Risk by Kim Krisberg (2016)

When physicians burn out, solutions are elusive. Support groups can't counter the root causes of a crisis by Elizabeth Whitman (October 2016)

Is This Why I Became a Doctor? by Mona Abaza (December 2016)

Burnout and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence Among U.S. Medical Students by Eric Jackson, Tait Shanafelt, Omar Hasan, Daniel Satele, and Lotte Dyrbye (September 2016)

Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide? A crisis comes into focus by Judith Graham (July 2016)

Dear fellow doctors: Please play nice by Allison Bond (October 2016)

Why automating data entry can counter physician burnout by Meeri Kim (November 2016)

Healing Physician Burnout: Diagnosing, Preventing, and Treating by Quint Studer (Sept. 2015)

Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician by Sandeep Jauhar (Aug. 2015)

Remedy for Burnout: 7 Prescriptions Doctors Use to Find Meaning in Medicine by Starla Fitch, MD (Nov. 2014)

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges by Steven M. Southwick and Dennis S. Charney (Sept. 2014)

Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan (Sept. 2014)

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine by Danielle Ofri (2013)

Real Behavior Change in Primary Care by Patricia J. Robinson (Jan. 2011)

Faculty Health in Academic Medicine: Physicians, Scientists, and the Pressures of Success by Thomas Cole (Editor), Thelma Jean Goodrich (Editor), and Ellen R. Gritz (Editor) (2009)

Well-Being: Who's Responsible? by "Algorithms for Innovation" from the University of Utah Health Sciences

Burnout in Medical School Deans: An Uncommon Problem by Steven G. Gabbe, et al. (May 2008)

Can mentors prevent and reduce burnout in new chairs of departments of obstetrics and gynecology: results from a prospective, randomized pilot study by Steven G. Gabbe (June 2008)

Burnout in chairs of obstetrics and gynecology: Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention by Steven G. Gabbe (Sept. 2002)

Mid-Career Burnout in Generalist and Specialist Physicians by Anderson Spickard (Sept. 2002)

Wellness and Resiliency During Residency: Strategizing with ZDoggMD by Michelle Lin (Dec. 2016)

Viewpoint: Reducing Stress and Burnout in the Medical Community (April 2016)

Reducing the Stigma: Faculty Speak Out About Suicide Rates Among Medical Students, Physicians (September 2015)


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Stuck in Despair by Rachel Wallach (Spring/Summer 2016)

Silence is the Enemy for Doctors Who Have Depression by Aaron E. Carroll, New York Times (Jan. 2016)

Prevalence of Depression and Depressive Symptoms Among Resident Physicians: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis by Douglas A. Mata, MD, MPH, et al., JAMA (Dec. 2015)

Resident Depression: The Tip of a Graduate Medical Education Iceberg by Thomas L. Schwenk, MD, JAMA editorial (Dec. 2015)

Learning Environment and Its Effect on Learner Wellness and Resilience (Aug. 2015)
This collection prepared by Academic Medicine journal staff features articles and reports from Academic Medicine focused on residents' and students' experiences during medical school and residency, especially in regard to how the learning environment affects learner wellness.

Biomedical burnout by Warren Holleman and Ellen R. Gritz, NatureJobs (Aug. 2013)

Physician Wellness: a missing quality indicator by Jean E. Wallace, PhD; Jane B. Lemaire, MD; and William A. Ghali, MD (Nov. 2009)

The Influence of Health Care Organizations on Well-Being by Anthony L. Suchman Western Journal of Medicine/BMJ (Jan. 2001)

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