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Author: Healthday | July 13, 2016

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July 14, 2016 06:48 AM
dikedrummondmd's avatar

Yes, the emperor has no clothes, meaning half your staff is burned out on any given practice day—no matter how diligently we try to ignore the signs and soldier on. In my experience with over 1700 hours of one on one coaching with burned out doctors, I can tell you each provider’s burnout is multifactorial and unique to the individual. The best starting point to prevent burnout is education for your entire department. You must fill in the gaping hole in everyone’s education around stress, stress management and burnout prevention first, before adding in anything else. Then each individual requires their own ongoing prevention strategy for the best outcome. Burnout is not a problem you can solve, it is a dilemma that requires an ongoing strategy for prevention.

Dike Drumomnd MD


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