Preventing Physician Burnout
Our book helps you understand what to do about physician burnout
In Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine, my co-author and I define burnout, explore the consequences for physicians, patients, and the health care system, and identify the underlying causes that are fueling the epidemic. Based on extensive interviews, we give voice to patient advocates, burnout researchers, leaders of health care organizations, and the physicians themselves.
We also share examples of strategies that hospitals and physician practices across the United States are using to address the root causes of burnout among physicians, including action items for preventing burnout and curbing the crisis.
“It is hard to see how we can create the health care system we want and need on the backs of joyless and unengaged doctors. This well-written, practical book offers the prescription we need to address this crisis.”
– Robert Wachter, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age