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Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to balancing personal and professional priorities.

Last Update: 07/13/2021


10/01/2019 Beyond Burnout: Addressing System-Induced Distress
10/01/2020 Creating Intentional Professional Connections to Reduce Loneliness, Isolation, and Burnout
09/01/2003 Creating a Vital, Burnout-Proof Practice
04/01/2000 Overcoming Compassion Fatigue Tool
02/01/2016 An Overlooked Cause of Physician Burnout
10/01/2015 Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes
08/01/2016 Physician Burnout: Let’s Treat the Root Causes
02/01/2013 Physician Resilience and Burnout: Can You Make the Switch?
02/01/2020 Physician Well-Being: Prioritizing Your Own Health Through a Personal Health Improvement Plan
12/01/2019 Practical Ways to Address Physician Burnout and Improve Joy in Practice
08/01/2016 Tackling Burnout in Employed Physicians
02/01/2018 Ten Strategies for Building Emotional Intelligence and Preventing Burnout

Job Satisfaction

08/01/2018 How to Create a Culture of Well-Being in Your Practice Tool
10/01/2003 Rediscovering the Joy of Family Practice
08/01/2017 Reducing Frustration and Increasing Fulfillment: Mindfulness
10/01/2017 Reducing Frustration and Increasing Fulfillment: Reframing
04/01/2018 A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction

Stress Management

04/01/2002 Eight Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout
12/01/2015 Eight Ways to Lower Practice Stress and Get Home Sooner
05/01/2005 Managing Stress From the Inside Out

Time Management

04/01/2016 How to Start Your Workday
02/01/2022 Improving Time Management Through Modern-Day To-Do Lists new
06/01/2019 Seven Habits for Reducing Work After Clinic
03/01/1999 Tips for Life Balance and Time Management
04/01/1999 Turtles and Rabbits: Family Physicians Under Time Pressure

Work-Life Balance

04/01/2016 Beyond Work-Life "Balance"
04/01/2020 Caring for Me Is Caring for You: The Power of Self-Care and Personal Transformation
02/01/2016 Four Tools for Reducing Burnout by Finding Work-Life Balance
04/01/2005 Having It All, a Little at a Time
04/01/2003 Making Family Practice Doable in Everyday Life
08/01/2021 Resetting Your Priorities in Family Medicine Post-Pandemic
10/01/2021 Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Medicine
02/01/2021 The Ultimate Balancing Act

Other Resources

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