Bend, But Don’t Break

Life isn’t easy—especially in healthcare. Burnout is a huge problem that has rightfully received a lot of attention. But what’s the solution?

Resilience is an antidote to burnout. It’s the approach the U.S. military takes when deploying troops to stressful, unpredictable and often dangerous circumstances.

Today, I’ll be discussing resilience at the Upper Midwest Oncology Education Network’s annual meeting. In a novel twist, we assessed attendees’s resilience in the weeks preceding the conference and will be challenging them to improve their resilience in the months that follow.

You can find my associated PowerPoint here.

Late-breaking news: Burnout in oncology pharmacists has been studied. Pharmacists had the highest rate of burnout—53%—in a large cohort that also included physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses.


Author: doctorfrenz

I'm a physician specializing in addiction medicine

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