Resource topic: Effects on Clinician Health and Well-Being
The Well-Being of Physicians

Physician distress often spills over into their personal lives and manifests itself into depression, anxiety, substance abuse, divorce, broken relationships, and...

Peer-Reviewed Literature
Kathryn

In this Perspective article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Dean for Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine exposes how the suicide...

Opinion Piece/Short Communication
What Stops Physicians from Getting Mental Health Care?

Dr. Dinah Miller's paper posits that the intrusive questions asked on licensing forms deter physicians from asking for help. 'Having a mark' on physicians' records...

Article
Suicide Among Health-care Workers: Time to Act

This article, published in The Lancet, highlights the prominence and implications of physician burnout in UK. Furthermore, there is a need for collaboration to...

Opinion Piece/Short Communication
A Death in the Family

Khan narrates a story as a resident visiting his co-resident, who was a patient in the ICU. He paints a picture of what burnout, depression, and substance use...

Personal Stories
Preventing Burnout Increases the Desirability of Neurology as a Career

As neurological diseases comprise a large percentage of disease burden, the demand for neurologists is expected to growing faster than the workforce. The article,...

Opinion Piece/Short Communication
Emerging the EHR Purgatory – Moving from Process to Outcomes

Goroll's Perspective paper in the New England Journal of Medicine illustrates the electronics arms race between payers demanding documentation to justify payment...

Opinion Piece/Short Communication
Professionalism Charter Provides Guidance to Health Care Organizations in These Troubled Times

The article, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, highlights the risk to physician well-being as physicians, many of whom are already facing burnout, worry...

Peer-Reviewed Literature
Do Something about Physician Burnout

Epstein's article in The Lancet points to recent evidence suggesting that burnout negatively affects physicians’ effectiveness as well as patient safety,...

Opinion Piece/Short Communication
Utility of a Brief Screening Tool To Identify Physicians in Distress

This study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, sought to evaluate the ability of the seven-item Physician Well-Being Index (PWBI) to i) stratify...

Peer-Reviewed Literature