Professional Burnout

CHALLANGE

  • 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.