What We’re Reading – 9 Ways to Avoid Burnout

A recent JAMA article (JAMA. 2011;305(19):2009-2010) claims that “Burnout is common among physicians in the United States, with an estimated 30% to 40% experiencing burnout.”  The author of an article on Physicians Practice suggests nine ways that physicians can avoid burnout.  They range from practicing smart scheduling and making time to exercise, to ‘unplugging’ from work by reading nonmedical information, pursuing a hobby and spending time with family, among other things. For us non-physicians, some areas of commonality in this article can be helpful as well.

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