Democracy and Burnout: The ACR’s Special Role

Published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, the following opinion article explains the American College of Radiology’s important role to play in this time of rising rates of burnout among medical professionals. Two of the most important contributors to burnout are loss of autonomy and inefficacy. Autonomy refers to the ability of professionals to shape the nature of their work, while efficacy refers to the sense that what professionals say and do can enrich the professional difference they make. Both seem to be in decline.