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Combating Physician Stress and Burnout (2nd edition)

Untreated, increased stress and burnout can lead to deepening depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even suicide. Recognizing the warning signs help an at-risk individual take appropriate steps toward self-care.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the physician will be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between stress and burnout;
  • Summarize the three components that determine physician burnout, per the Maslach Burnout Inventory;
  • Describe the various stressors that may contribute to physician stress and burnout;
  • List a variety of techniques and resources to help individual physicians combat stress and burnout; and
  • Discuss the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion.

CME Credits:

The Texas Medical Liability Trust designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 1 credit in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Original release date: March 27, 2017
Review and re-release date: March 27, 2020
Expiration date: March 27, 2023

This course is being offered for free on our CME site.