Burnout Prevention for Women Physicians: Improving Work-Life Balance and Personal Well-being
Recent studies reveal that burnout among physicians has reached an alarming level. Burnout is associated with a variety of negative consequences including depression, suicidal ideation, physical symptoms related to fatigue, risk of medical errors and negative effects on quality of care. Almost one out of every two physicians in the U.S. reports symptoms of burnout.
Factors that increase work stress and risk of burnout among physicians include long work hours, work overload, sleep deprivation, work conflicts, physician job demands, low job satisfaction, and low organizational commitment.
Women physicians in particular experience all the stressors that their male colleagues face, but deal with additional stressors unique to them—placing them at higher risk for burnout. According to one study, women physicians are 60 percent more likely to report burnout than their male colleagues.
Many factors that adversely affect the well-being of women physicians are extrinsic and, therefore, modifiable. This course, presented by Kathryn Waldrep, MD and Kathy Peel, offers strategies and solutions that participants can implement to actively address stress, avoid burnout, and thrive both personally and professionally.
Burnout Prevention for Women Physicians: Improving Work-Life Balance and Personal Well-being meets ACGME activity guidelines. For a detailed description of the program and content modules, email [email protected]