Abstract: Professional burnout is prevalent and consequential in health care today. Burnout is traditionally defined as an experience in response to chronic job stressors and as having three components: exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficacy. The prevalence of physician burnout was estimated at 54.4% in 2014, up from 45.5% in 2011. Similarly, 43.2% of nurses reported having levels of high emotional exhaustion in a large U.S. national sample, as did 50% of resident physicians. The consequences of burnout include increased patient mortality, reduction in work effort, increase in self-reported medical errors, and overall decreased satisfaction with work-life balance.
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The participant will recognize stressful factors associated with clinical practice that lead to burnout among clinicians.
This program is designed for all psychiatrists in clinical practice, residents in Graduate Medical Education programs, medical students interested in psychiatry, and other physicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.
Estimated Time to Complete
Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: August 1, 2018
End Date: July 31, 2020
How to Earn Credit
In order to earn CME credit, subscribers should read through the material presented in the article. After reading the article, complete the quiz and submit your evaluation and study hours (up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™). A score of 60% or higher is required to receive credit.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The APA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
Title: The Tired, Retired, and Recovered Physician: Professional Burnout Versus Major Depressive Disorder
Authors: Erick Messias, M.D., Ph.D., Victoria Flynn, M.D.
Affiliations: From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock (E.M., V.F.).
Disclosures: The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.
Discussion of unapproved or investigational use of products*: No.
*APA policy requires disclosure by CME authors of unapproved or investigational use of products discussed in CME programs. Off-label use of medications by individual physicians is permitted and common. Decisions about off-label use can be guided by scientific literature and clinical experience.
Robert Freedman, M.D. (Editor-in-Chief, AJP); Susan K. Schultz, M.D. (Deputy Editor, AJP); Michael D. Roy (Editorial Director, AJP); Michael A. Pogachar (Online Content Manager, Journals).
Dr. Schultz has received research support from the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study for projects conducted in partnership with Toyama Chemical Company and in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Freedman, Mr. Roy, and Mr. Pogachar report no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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