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"Physician Burnout: The Pledge Your Organization Should Make Now" - Sara Berg

  • American Medical Association
  • New York, NY
  • (June 12, 2019)

When physicians are stressed or burned out, it can be difficult to create meaningful connections with patients. While challenges of doctor burnout remain widespread, addressing well-being can benefit patients, physicians and the health care system. One way for health systems, organizations and individual physicians to tackle the problem is to endorse the Charter on Physician Well-Being and implement its recommendations. The charter was created by the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine, which is a group of experts on physician burnout from leading medical centers and organizations, including the American Medical Association. “The charter is something that just makes good common sense to health care organizations,” said Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH, senior associate dean for well-being and resilience and professor of medicine, medical education, general internal medicine, and geriatrics and palliative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He added, “Our belief and intent is that when other organizations look at it, they say, yeah, this is the kind of thing that we stand for and believe in.’”

— Jonathan A. Ripp, MD, MPH, Senior Associate Dean, Well-Being and Resilience, Chief Wellness Officer, Professor, Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Medical Education, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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