Are You Experiencing Burnout in Healthcare?

Burnout in healthcare is all too common. Thankfully, a few tricks can make a huge difference.

Amol Shrikhande, MD
Amol Shrikhande, MD
23rd Jun 2021 • 2m read
A clinician showing signs of exhaustion, a marker of burnout in healthcare

There was a time in your life when you couldn’t wait to get to work. You loved what you did, and you wanted to do more of it. Wouldn't it be nice if you could get back to that feeling? Wouldn’t it be nice if there were no such thing as burnout in healthcare?

You know the story all too well. You’re finally piecing together a difficult diagnosis, and you get a totally unnecessary phone call. You take a moment to breathe and put your feet up, only to remember you still have 12 more notes to write. You spend all day worrying about the young mother you sent to the ICU, finally realizing you haven’t had a glass of water all day.

Think about the following questions:

  • When was the last time you had an uninterrupted lunch of even 15 minutes?
  • When was the last time you felt like you got enough sleep?
  • When did you last wake up in the morning and feel excited about work?
  • When did you last feel that you were able to devote enough time to your hobbies?
  • When did you last feel truly informed about current events?
  • Do you wish you could be less irritable at work?

Unfortunately, you probably don’t find the answers to these questions to be what you would like. That’s because selfless people like you can experience burnout. Symptoms include exhaustion, a loss of empathy, and a diminished sense of accomplishment. If left unaddressed, you can even develop a sense of nihilism. To compensate, when not working, you may overindulge in behaviors that can be detrimental, like excess exercise or excess alcohol intake.

But if 50% of healthcare workers like you are burned out, that means 50% are not. These latter providers are not just free of the above symptoms, but they might even be thriving. So ask yourself this question:

What exactly are they doing?

That's where Medmastery has taken the lead. Yes, burnout in healthcare is real and far too common. But it is also preventable and treatable.

With this purpose in mind, we have created a course designed for you, the diligent and high-achieving healthcare worker who is experiencing burnout.

Resilience Masterclass: 10 Critical Skills

Taught by a leading expert in the field, this course uses proven techniques to help you harness that resilience that lies within, the resilience that will put you in a decidedly better place. From self-compassion and self-care to emotional intelligence and realistic optimism, tactics to deal with burnout and genuinely flourish are highlighted.

At Medmastery, we believe that your contribution to society is irreplaceable, and you deserve to feel like the intellectual, compassionate, and highly-accomplished person that you are. This course is designed to get you there!

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