Recommendations and Resources for Coping with Burnout

  • Mariam AbdurrahmanEmail author
  • Heather Hrobsky


Physician burnout is prevalent across the profession, with prevalence rates ranging from a third to over half of North American physicians and trainees. Burnout is associated with depression, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse. Burnout can also be associated with unprofessional behavior, reduction in productivity, and medical errors. The elevated rates of burnout, the associated comorbidities, and the health systems impact constitute a public health crisis. Physician burnout is a personal, organizational, and health systems crisis that requires urgent attention. The purpose of this chapter is to provide recommendations and resources aimed at the recognition and management of burnout.


Physician burnout Detachment Depletion Disengagement Physician engagement Occupational stress Wellness Work stress 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatrySt. Joseph’s Health CentreTorontoCanada

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