Burnout: It's Not Just Physicians

This activity addresses burnout specific to PAs utilizing data from national studies in comparison to physicians. It identifies the signs and symptoms of burnout and the challenges in recognizing these signs and symptoms in ourselves. The course describes how burnout may occur differently in men and women and the impact burnout has on medical providers both personally and professionally; including divorce, suicide rates, depression, patient satisfaction, and medical errors. The financial impact burnout has on a medical practice is also covered. Methods that have been proven effective in preventing and combating burnout, including a guided large-group mindfulness mini-session is also highlighted.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:  

  • Distinguish factors contributing to burnout
  • Identify the prevalence of burnout
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of provider burnout
  • Identify ways to treat and prevent burnout
  • Apply preventive/treatment tools for burnout