What you do is stressful—there's no doubt about that. Although occasional stress isn’t inherently bad, it’s important to acknowledge and manage the day-to-day stress you experience so it doesn’t progress to burnout or worse. Find tools and information to break the cycle so it doesn’t break you.
Understand the differences between burnout and depression, how they are related, and when it's time to take the next step and seek help.
Learn about common mental health issues physicians face and tools that can help break down barriers to seeking care.
Dr. Dike Drummond outlines the three core symptoms of physician burnout and common ways men and women experience burnout differently. (6 minutes, 45 seconds)
Watch for a breakdown of the fundamental difference between stress and burnout and the experience of “survival mode” at work. (6 minutes, 13 seconds)
Burnout can spread like a wildfire to others around you. Learn how to passively and actively protect yourself and others to create the Blue Bubble of Safety. (6 minutes, 20 seconds)
Treat everyone like a dog and watch how you get home sooner and have a higher quality of life at work and home. (5 minutes, 56 seconds)
Learn how to spot the signs of burnout and what protective steps you can take to stop it from taking over.
From employee assistance programs to advocacy and physician health programs, various avenues exist for getting the help you need in a way that’s comfortable for your situation.
Learn about programs and tools from medical organizations working to improve physician well-being.
Access coaching videos on well-being
Get an overview of physician burnout prevalence and its effects on clinical care, and review examples of policies to protect physicians who need confidential care.
Review policies to ensure physicians and medical students are protected when making mental health disclosures on licensure or credentialing applications.
Learn how to advocate for changes to create a “safe space” in which physicians can seek and obtain confidential care in ways that won’t impact their careers.
Review examples of policies that, with the right legislative language, can help physicians advocate to strengthen and protect access to and confidentiality of self-care.