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Spring Symposium on UR and Community Engagement has ended
Tuesday, April 24 • 10:15am - 10:35am
Best Practices for Reducing Physician Burnout

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Despite quantitative and qualitative research revealing the high prevalence and serious consequences of physician burnout in the United States, little is known about the approaches for reducing or eliminating burnout. While burnout reduction programs are vital for providing support, services, and informations to physicians who are experiencing burnout, the effects of the programs are temporary and limited by participation. This study aims to explore the causes of burnout, program successes, and institutional changes through a narrative review of the literature. The methods of this study include a collection of literature from relevant public health database searches using keywords followed by an analysis of the recent and historical changes in medicine, and examination of the successes, failures, and limitations of burnout reduction programs and applied institutional change. Results of this study suggest burnout reduction programs are successful in short-term burnout reduction within physicians who attend, through training of mindfulness, coping strategies. These findings indicates establishing that institutional and policy change is necessary to ensure lasting burnout reduction and prevention. These findings may have implications for for-profit medical systems, insurance companies, and policy initiatives.

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Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:15am - 10:35am
406 Sherrill Center