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Awareness is the key to BURNOUT

                       • There is not one right solution for everyone.

                       • Self awareness and openness is key to begin minimizing the deleterious and snowball effect of
                          physician burnout.

           So…. Do I have it? ….Use this self-assessment:

           How often have these statements felt true to you in the past year?

           • “I feel less enthusiastic about my work than before.” (evidence of possible emotional exhaustion)

           • “I have become more insensitive toward people since I took this job” or “I have become more callous

              over time in my current role.” (evidence of possible depersonalization)

           • “I can’t remember why I wanted to become a doctor.” (evidence of possible loss in sense of purpose)

           If your answer is “more than a few times a year” for any of these statements, you are more likely to

           fall into the relevant sphere of burnout in a formal assessment.

                                                                                                                  West CP, Dyrbye LN, Satele DV, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Concurrent validity of single-item measures of emotional
                                                                                                                  exhaustion and depersonalization in burnout assessment. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(11):1445-1452.
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