- Emotional exhaustion
- Negative self-esteem
- Loss of personal satisfaction
- Negative changes in mood, behavior, attitude
Numerous surveys and reports detail the extent of burnout among physicians. The Mayo Clinic found physicians display almost double the rate of emotional exhaustion as the general working population, accompanied by lower satisfaction with work-life balance. Loss of enthusiasm for work is accompanied by depersonalization (treating people as though they are objects) and feeling ineffective at work, whether or not that is true.
For a survey to assess burnout, as well as online communities, articles and other health and wellness tools, see “Solutions” to the right.
Online communities allow physicians to share concerns and insights.
Ted Talks, for when you feel totally burned out
LIVING A BALANCED HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
What constitutes and how to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle?