Not just for physicians, but also for all caregivers, administrators and even trustees

Overview:
Much has been written about physician burnout in recent years.  It has truly become an epidemic with some studies showing up to fifty percent of physicians experiencing some form of burnout.  The presence of burnout can significantly effect patient care and the welfare of our providers.   It can occur in all stages of ones career.  Many believe burnout is simply overwork, but studies have shown that is not the case.  Burnout is a function of not only work load, but also the feeling of job satisfaction, interactions with colleagues, administrative hassles, and the challenge of balancing work and family.  The impact of burnout is not just seen in physicians;  it is prevalent throughout health care and exists in other industries as well.  Many organizations do not know how to recognize symptoms of burnout, much less how to manage it.  As such, the continuing presence of burnout is having a huge effect in our industry.  Dr. Berkowitz will review how to recognize and manage burnout in all areas of your hospital or medical group.  He will focus on developing a culture that recognizes the value and satisfaction of the workplace/ family balance, and creates an environment where burnout is much less likely and more readily recognizable when is does occur.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the demographics and significance of burnout in health care
  • Discuss how to better recognize and manage burnout in your organization
  • Discuss how to differentiate symptoms of burnout from other disorders such as substance abuse or depression
  • Discuss the role of work/ life balance and its importance in the etiology of burnout
  • Discuss the role of involving the family and coworkers in the ultimate culture change
  • Give national best practice examples of organizations that have successfully managed burnout