I’m Exhausted! Physician Burnout and What to Do About It (313)

3:30–4:30 pm Saturday, March 9

This presentation reviews recent research on physician burnout—including signs, symptoms, and consequences—as well as effective strategies for addressing this growing epidemic. It introduces individual and organization based strategies targeting burnout in physicians that treat chronic pain. 

Why Should We Care About Physician Burnout?

Heather Poupore-King, PhD

Burnout in Healthcare Professionals—A Looming Crisis, Especially in Pain Care? What Can We Do About It?

Larry C. Driver, MD

Burnout in Pain Medicine Clinicians: What Do We Know?

Drew Sturgeon, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the prevalence of physical burnout.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of burnout.
  • Review recent research reporting individual- and organization-based strategies and outcomes on reducing burnout.