Everyone in healthcare is experiencing increased demands on their time, resources, and energy; this, combined with systems that are not designed to support the expanding daily work, has resulted in increased rates of burnout. Burnout among healthcare professionals is reaching epidemic proportions, with over 50% of physicians and 30% of nurses reporting signs of burnout. While the evidence demonstrates that burnout is becoming a norm in healthcare, it is rarely discussed among these professionals. Too often, burnout is considered a personal problem affecting only the person experiencing burnout; however, in healthcare, burnout also affects the entire healthcare system.
In this session, we’ll review the classic factors leading to burnout and distill them into a model of burnout focused on perceived personal efficacy and personal agency. Pulling research and writings from many disciplines, you’ll learn how to think about burnout in a way that enables you to prevent it – or recover from it – for yourself or the staff you support.