Inappropriate and disruptive behavior by physicians and other hospital staff isn’t just a teamwork issue. It can be a sign of burnout and a threat to patient safety and quality of care. Here’s what your organization can do.
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Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, moves medicine by targeting the health disparities in cardiac care, 1-on-1 with patients and through research and education.
Steps should be taken at societal, organizational, individual levels to improve well-being, says plan from leading organizations including the AMA.
More than half of physicians report experiencing at least one symptom of burnout. AMA tools can set organizations on the path to improved physician well-being.
Burnout has received growing attention, with more health care organizations starting to find solutions that address problem’s system-level causes.
Dhruv Khullar, MD, MPP, derives his inspiration from his patients and hopes medicine will continue to maintain focus on patient-centered care.