Physician Burnout Resources

Understanding Physician Burnout is the First Step to Beating It

Practicing medicine is more stressful than ever and it is taking its toll on all of us.

Research shows an average of 1 in 3 doctors  suffering from physician burnout every day – worldwide regardless of specialty. Some surveys show burnout rates as high as 70%!

AND you were never taught the tools to deal with stress and burnout in medical school or residency.

It is almost as if we were set up to find ourselves exhausted and out of balance … if we “play by the rules” as a busy doctor.

Once you understand the origins of burnout – the What – Why – How – you can turn the corner to enjoying your practice, your family and your life again.

In this Article Series, I will show you the invisible stresses hard wired into your medical career that will lead to burnout if you do not address them.

>> Physician Burnout – Why It’s NOT a Fair Fight
Why being a good doctor is never enough to be successful and balanced in private practice. All the different stressors you were never taught to deal with in your training. Why this is NOT a fair fight

>>> Physician Burnout – 3 Symptoms, 3 Phases, 3 Cures
Understand the three main symptoms of burnout, what phase you are in and some of the research proven techniques for recovering.

>> Physician Burnout Symptoms Differ in Women and Men
Recent research shows the differences between the ways men and women experience burnout differently. This is a real eye opener for most men.

>> Physician Burnout and the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The subconscious programming of our Medical Education sets most physicians up for burnout
when we reach our 40′s and 50′s. Here are the four main dysfunctions I have found in my work
with hundreds of overstressed doctors and what you can do about them.

>>> Compassion Fatigue, Physician Burnout and Your Emotional Bank Account
Compassion fatigue is the “canary in the coal mine” for physician well being. Here’s why it happens.

>>> Work Life Balance for Doctors – Three Steps to Saying NO with Grace and Power
Balance and boundaries are step one to preventing physician burnout. Here are three steps to re-establishing both.

>> Bucket List – 3 Steps To Actually Living Yours
How to create your own Authentic Bucket list and take the first tiny steps to living it.

>> The Physician Burnout Bibliography
Research citations from the last ten years of physician burnout academic research.



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Keep breathing and have a great rest of your day,



Dike Drummond MD 



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