Combating Physician Burnout: A Guide For Psychiatrists

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Item#: 9781615372270
Edition 01
Author Shaw & Demaso
Cover Paperback

By any metric, burnout is a pressing issue in medicine generally and psychiatry specifically -- particularly because of its potential impacts on patient care.

Combating Physician Burnout: A Guide for Psychiatrists, the first book of its kind to focus on the field of psychiatry, aims to educate psychiatrists about three key concepts: stress, burnout, and physician impairment. Edited by recognized experts on physician burnout, this volume features contributions from domestic and international authorities in the field, including academic and community psychiatrists, those involved in residency and medical student education, and members of the American Psychiatric Association Work Group on Psychiatrist Well-being and Burnout.

Five sections lay out the scope of the challenge and outline potential interventions: • The introduction discusses the history and social context of burnout, providing psychiatrists struggling through burnout with important perspective.• The second section, "The Continuum of Stress, Burnout, and Impairment" explores the potential effects of burnout on clinical care and examines depression and suicide among physicians.• Environmental Factors Leading to Burnout" identifies contextual elements that seem to contribute to burnout, including the electronic health record and the challenge of balancing professional and personal demands.• The fourth section of the book discusses a range of systemic and individual interventions, included among them organizational screening for burnout, peer review and support, and mindfulness training and meditation.• The final section, "Ethics and Burnout," tackles the moral challenge burnout poses to the profession of psychiatry.

Regardless of career stage, readers will benefit from the unique psychiatric perspective on burnout -- and the practical advice on combating its effects -- offered by this guide.

Short Description

Edited by experts on burnout, five sections lay out the scope of the challenge and outline potential interventions. The introduction, which discusses the history and social context of burnout, provides psychiatrists who may be struggling with burnout with much-needed perspective. Subsequent sections discuss the potential effects of burnout on clinical care, contextual elements that may contribute to burnout, and, potential systemic and individual interventions.

Table of Contents

ForewordIntroductionChapter 1. The History of Burnout in Society, Medicine, and PsychiatryChapter 2. The Social Context of Physician BurnoutThe Continuum of Stress, Burnout and ImpairmentChapter 3. Identifying the Continuum of Stress and BurnoutChapter 4. Understanding Burnout and its Potential Effects on Clinical CareChapter 5. From Burnout to Impairment: The Slippery SlopeChapter 6. Physician Depression and SuicideEnvironmental Factors Leading to BurnoutChapter 7. U.S. Physicians and Work-Home ConflictChapter 8. Electronic Health Records and Physician BurnoutChapter 9. Physician Satisfaction and Burnout at Various Career StagesChapter 10. Burnout among Medical Students and ResidentsAddressing and Preventing Physician BurnoutChapter 11. A Model for Maintaining Well-Being and Preventing Burnout for PsychiatristsChapter 12. Psychiatrist Burnout: Prevention and InterventionChapter 13. The Role of Health System Innovation in Preventing Psychiatrist Burnout Ethics and BurnoutChapter 14. Establishing and Maintaining Proportional Authority, Responsibility and Expertise to Prevent BurnoutChapter 15. Wellbeing, Professionalism and the Ethics of ResilienceIndex