No matter how prepared you think you are, every physician hits a wall at some point in their career. Here are some resources for understanding, preventing, and combating burnout.
- Dr. Anees Chagpar discusses some of the reasons why physicians experience burnout and commit suicide at high rates in her blog post, “Are you happy?”.
- A study from the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that there is a significant disconnect between the number of hours oncology fellows expect to work and the number of hours practicing oncologists actually work, which may lead to burnout.
- Dr. Sarbajit Mukherjee discusses the three manifestations of burnout common among cancer care providers and shares methods that have proven to be effective for combating burnout.
- In his interview with ASCO Connection, Dr. Steven Eisenberg shares his own experience with burnout and the tools he uses to “cure” it for himself.
- Physician Assistant Heather Hylton considers methods for “renewal” in her blog.
- Drs. Don. S. Dizon and Nathan A. Pennell share their perspectives on the sometimes dueling priorities of work and life.
- Drs. Miriam A. Knoll and Suzanne L. Wolden share strategies for overcoming the distress of treating pediatric patients with cancer.