Physician burn out is a growing cause for concern. It is happening across the country and here in North Carolina.  Christina Maslach, PhD, a social psychologist and researcher at the University of California Berkeley identified six factors that influence burnout:

  • Work overload
  • Lack of control
  • Insufficient rewards
  • Breakdown of community
  • Sense of unfairness
  • Conflicting values

In a recent episode of AMA Update, Dr. Paul DeChant, a healthcare consultant and co-author of Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine, discusses these factors driving physicians’ high burnout rates.

View the video here.