How to prevent and reduce burnout in medicine

14.00 – 17.00 December 1st, 2017 A 2

Radu G, Fontaine A

Radu G

Memorial University, St. Clare’s Hospital, St. John’s, Canada
Universite Lille, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lille, France

Dealing daily with an increasing number of stressors, physicians are particularly at risk of developing a work-related syndrome that involves emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a sense of reduced personal accomplishment. This syndrome is known as burnout. Research shows that higher levels of provider burnout are associated with lower levels of patient care quality and patient satisfaction, higher levels of clinical errors and higher levels of physician maladaptive behavior, substance abuse and suicide. Studies consistently show that a third of doctors suffer from symptomatic burnout, worldwide, regardless of specialty. This workshop will provide you with a review of a number of interventions that are highly effective in preventing and reducing burnout.

Intended outcomes
This workshop is designed to enable participants to (1) identify and respond to signs of burnout; (2) enhance knowledge and skills that develop resilience; (3) identify personal goals that will enhance wellbeing, performance and productivity.

The session comprises a presentation and brief interactive group activities aimed at gaining insight into the key symptoms and causes of burnout and interventions that promote and increase wellbeing.

Who should attend?
This workshop is designed for practising physicians, medical residents, medical students and other health professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge about prevention and reduction of burnout.