Fight Burnout Causes

How Burnout Impacts Well-being

How Burnout Impacts
Well-being

Free CME: 0.75 AAFP Prescribed credits

Why are WE here? The causes of physician burnout and effects on well-being.

Members Only

LEARN
Physician Health First Local Events

Attend a Physician Health First presentation at your local AAFP Chapter.

LEARN
A Broken System: The AAFP Response

Free CME: 0.75 AAFP Prescribed credits

How the AAFP is fighting to restore physician well-being.

WATCH
It's Not You. It's the System.

How the AAFP is taking on the key causes of physician burnout.

DO
Achieve Your Health Policy Goals

Practical strategies to bring about change in your community.


-- FPM Journal

READ
Building on a Strong Foundation

A Q&A with physician well-being advocate Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP.


-- AAFP News

LEARN
How Burnout Impacts Well-being

Free CME: 0.75 AAFP Prescribed credits

Why are WE here? The causes of physician burnout and effects on well-being.

ENGAGE
To Fight Burnout, Organize

Affecting change to deal with social determinants of health and physicians' sense of powelessness.

-- NEJM

ENGAGE
Immunize Against Burnout

Exercising our collective power to effect change.

 

-- FPM Journal

RECOGNIZE
Are We Being Primed for Burnout?

How medical training institutionalizes norms that contribute to physician burnout.

 

-- NEJM Catalyst

READ
Date Night With the EHR

Administrative burden continues to be one of the main sources of physician burnout.

 

-- NEJM Catalyst

FOLLOW
Advocacy and Family Medicine Series

Why Kevin Wong, MD, CMD, FAAFP, chooses to advocate for medicine and health care.

FOLLOW
Advocacy and Family Medicine Series

Why Sarah Sams, MD, FAAFP, is making her voice heard.

READ
Focusing on Patients, Not Paperwork

Making our voices heard to keep the focus on patient care.


 

— AAFP News: Leader Voices

READ
The Burden of Paperwork

Advocating for meaningful administrative relief.


 

— In the Trenches

WATCH
A Vision for the Future

The AAFP President's vision for a fulfilling career in family medicine.

LEARN
Trust the Doctors

For best results, let physicians do what they do best: care for patients.

 

 

— NEJM Catalyst

FOLLOW
Advocacy and Family Medicine Series

Read how Randy Wexler, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is making a difference for himself and his patients. 

JOIN
Advocate for Family Medicine

Be heard in Washington. Unite with fellow FPs. 

DISCOVER
Cutting Through the Red Tape

Learn how the AAFP is working toward administrative simplification.  

LEARN
Protecting Physician Payment

Gain an overview of what’s happening and where we’re headed. 

RECOGNIZE
How Did We Get Here?

Read about the five main causes of physician burnout. 

 

 

— FPM Journal

READ
Sympathy Pains

When patients suffer, physicians feel it, too.

 

 

— FPM Journal

DISCOVER
Q + A: Taking a Pause for the Cause

Less can equal more. Gain an FP’s perspective from New Zealand.



— AAFP News

The AAFP Physician Health First initiative is devoted to improving the well-being and professional satisfaction of family physicians. The initiative addresses the key causes of physician burnout, including the hectic U.S. health care system, the organizations where family physicians work, their practice environment, their individual well-being, and the physician culture that often encourages self-sacrifice over self-care. Learn more

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