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Recent PubMed Citations - Professional Burnout
The Moral Distress Syndrome Affecting Physicians: how current healthcare is putting doctors and patients at risk "The rise of suicide and burn out among physicians has been brought a new syndrome to healthcare impacting physicians and clinicians alike. In the military world, this condition affects soldiers and is referred to PTSD. But in healthcare, this syndrome is called moral distress. Moral Distress Syndrome includes any or all of the following: depression, PTSD, risk of suicide, divorce, emotional detachment, inability to build relationships, and empathy. The current healthcare system is putting more physicians at risk and therefore, patients. There is a trend in medical schools to train future physicians on how to recognize and balance mitigating circumstances which can cause this syndrome. The intent of this book is to raise awareness of this problem and to start the conversation between physicians who are impacted by this. The book presents all aspects of the Moral Distress Syndrome in a format familiar to physicians: A Grand Rounds with a magistral lecture. Presented in a business novel format, it describes a Grand Rounds with a magistral lecture where the audience asks questions pertaining to this syndrome and provides the answer as provided by the instructor. This format allows the reader to feel as they are participating in the discussion. Each chapter begins with an outline of the points discussed, much like a speaker presenting a slide presentation to an audience. The book is divided into two parts. The first part of the book includes the research, the data, and provides a discussion of the issues and what can cause them. Moral Distress Syndrome, PTSD, Burn Out, suicide, divorce rates, emotional detachment, legal destress syndrome, and physicians leaving medicine are all topics discussed. The second part of the book describes the direct experiences of physicians impacted by moral distress. Through the main character and a lecture setting, the author describes the pain, the emotions, and the distress many physicians experience today. Focus in this section centers on physician empathy to try to point out problems, weaknesses, and issues, and attempts to find possible solutions for physicians facing the same issues. At the end of this section, the author discusses the societal, patients and physicians' responsibilities, the birth of the Moral injury and the AMA's recommendations for physicians suffering from Moral Distress Syndrome"--
Call Number: R690 .F749 2021x
Preventing Physician Burnout: curing the chaos and returning joy to the practice of medicine The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated burnout for clinicians and administrators alike, heightening the need for this practical guide that provides a comprehensive approach to empowering physicians while ensuring organizational resilience. In this second edition of Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine, doctors Paul DeChant and Diane Shannon define burnout, explore the consequences for physicians, patients, and the health care system, identify the underlying causes that are fueling the burnout epidemic, and provide case studies with specific interventions that have demonstrated success in healing the broken clinical workplace.Based on their experience and extensive interviews with experts in burnout, health care, and Lean management, they give voice to patient advocates, burnout researchers, leaders of health care organizations, and the physicians themselves. DeChant and Shannon also share examples of strategies that hospitals and physician practices across the United States are using to address the root causes of burnout among physicians, including action items for preventing burnout and curbing the crisis.“It is hard to see how we can create the health care system we want and need on the backs of joyless and unengaged doctors. This well-written, practical book offers the prescription we need to address this crisis.” Robert Wachter, MD, author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age
Call Number: RC451.M44 D43 2021
Reducing Compassion Fatigue Secondary Traumatic Stress and Burnout This workbook addresses the vital questions helpers, responders, and organizations have about self-care and its relationship to resilience and sustained effectiveness in the midst of daily exposure to trauma victims and or situations. Packed with activities, worksheets, and interactive learning tools, the text provides neuro-based and trauma-sensitive recommendations for improving the ways clinicians care for themselves. Each 'session' helps clinicians identify their personal self-care needs and arrive at an effective self-care plan that promotes resilience in the face of daily exposure to trauma-inducing situations and reduces the effects of compassion fatigue and burnout. Reducing Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Burnout is an essential workbook for any helper or organization looking to enhance compassionate care.
Call Number: RC552.P67 S739 2020
Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice by The mental and physical health of caregivers impacts more than just that individual worker. It affects the health of their patients, it impacts their families, it shapes communities, it influences politics, and it plays into international relations.Medical and nursing professionals working in today's health care settings must be prepared to offer support in dangerous times despite staffing shortages, financial pressures, and complex legal requirements. The nature of this work puts these professionals in harm's way not only physically, but atgreater risk for secondary stress, trauma, burnout and other emotional impacts exacerbating the need for self-care.There is no better time to revisit the problem of secondary stress among caregivers than on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic. Times of challenge and change test health care professionals' self-care insights, strategy, and reserves. New learnings and ways of maneuvering through difficultprofessional practice situations and life in general can become permanent elements in our self-care cache. This book will enrich the reader's insights and strategies with respect to secondary stress leading to enhanced resilience of mind, body and spirit. This second edition draws on content in thefirst edition and information from classic literature and research findings about the phenomenon of secondary stress experienced by nurses, physicians and physician assistants.This book highlights the importance of interprofessional communication and support in ameliorating the stressors of clinical work, an effort enhanced by interdisciplinary co-authorship. Educators and front line clinicians have come to the realization that the recognition and self-management ofsecondary stress and burnout will contribute to a high functioning, caring health care delivery system in the future that prevents attrition and major health problems for those in clinical careers. Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice is an indispensable resource for medicaland nursing professionals, students, and the counselors and therapists who work with them.
Call Number: R707 .W535 2021
The Engaged Caregiver: How to Build a Performance-Driven Workforce to Reduce Burnout and Transform Care by From the top experts on healthcare workforce engagement comes the vital road map to reduce the alarmingly high--and fast-growing--rate of staff burnout and to transform care. More than half of U.S. physicians and 40 percent of nurses experience one or more symptoms of burnout. This crisis poses a serious threat to our health systems, impacting not only the well-being of the caregiving workforce but also that of patients. Written by a team of thought leaders with deep expertise in healthcare workforce engagement and cultural development, The Engaged Caregiver offers a detailed guide for leaders, managers, and front-line providers to identify, diagnose, measure, and develop strategies to address and overcome caregiver burnout. It's an actionable plan for developing and building a resilient culture that empowers caregivers and gives them the support they need to fulfill the patient promise with every care experience, every day.
Call Number: RA410.7 .E54 2020
Building Resilience Through Contemplative Practice by Recasting burnout as a crucial phase of service, Building Resilience Through Contemplative Practiceuses real-world case studies to teach professionals and volunteers unique skills for cultivating resilience. Viewing service and burnout as interdependent throughout phases of stability, collapse, reorganization, and exploitation, the book uniquely combines elements of adaptive resilience theory with contemplative practices and pedagogies. Drawing on the author's extensive experience working at the intersection of service and contemplative practices, this is the first book to demonstrate how and why professionals and volunteers can reframe burnout as an opportunity for resilience-building service. User-friendly case studies provide tools, skills, and exercises for reconstructive next steps. Chapters address personal, group, and structural levels of service and burnout. Illuminating the link between adaptive resilience and burnout as a normal and useful phase of service, Building Resilience Through Contemplative Practice is a necessary resource for professionals and volunteers across a wide range of service settings.
Call Number: BF698.35.R47 P388 2020x
BurnoutRx for Healthcare Professionals: 10 things you can do today to prevent or recover from burnout In this book, Dr. Strich gives you a simple tool to measure your risk for burnout and keep track of your recovery. Using his 30 years of experience in clinical medicine, his own experience with professional burnout, and his experience coaching physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals and managers, he gives you a 10 step program that you can follow on your own or with a coach. This trademarked program will bolster your resilience, increase your job performance and satisfaction, improve your relationships and bring meaning and purpose back into your life.
Call Number: RC963.48 .S77 2019x
Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing by "Dr. Todaro-Franceschi calls us to look with open eyes, open hearts, and open minds at the good, the bad, the ugly, and the ugliest in health care so that together we can cultivate a healthcare world in which compassion prevails and our shared humanity is embraced... It is up to all of us to hold and safeguard each other in this sacred work. Dr. Todaro-Franceschi helps us in this mission through this extraordinary book." Mary Koloroutis, RN, MSN CEO Creative Health Care Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota Co-Creator of the Relationship-Based Care Model In this second edition of her seminal text, Dr. Todaro-Franceschi offers new insights on professional quality of life, incorporating current practice, research literature, and examples to show how contentment and happiness of the nursing workforce is related to quality of care. The book provides practical strategies for dealing with a myriad of issues, including compassion fatigue, burnout, moral distress, caring for the dying, PTSD, and workplace violence. This resource will help empower nurses so they can create a more compassionate work environment. Written by an acknowledged expert in end of life education, professional quality of life, and clinical leadership, the text addresses the complex nature of well-being in the nursing workforce. Supported by research but written from a holistic and personal perspective, the text includes case studies and exercises that will help the reader to identify negative patterns and explore ways to find purpose in one's life. New to the Second Edition: Expanded emphasis on how workforce well-being contributes to care qualityUpdated resources and information on national nursing initiatives related to professional quality of lifeNew chapter on workplace violence (incivility, bullying and mobbing)New chapter on education related to improving PQOL and work environmentProvides a Nurse Leaders Resource Toolkit to guide staff education Key Features: Articulates an ethic of care developed from a transdisciplinary perspectiveIncreases nurse awareness of issues that might be hindering their PQOLProvides strategies for enhancing staff contentment and productivity, thereby promoting a healthy work environmentIncludes real-life examples from critical care, end-of-life care, hospice, oncology, and moreAssists nurses with grief healing
Call Number: RT86 .T63 2019x
Transforming the Heart of Practice by This unique, step-by-step guide offers a comprehensive exploration of burnout and physician wellbeing, a vital issue that steadily has become widely discussed in the professional and mainstream press. ; More than twenty chapter authors contribute to this multidimensional volume, including physicians, psychologists, researchers, healthcare administrators, chaplains, professional coaches, and counselors. Section one of the book establishes context, provides a brief overview of the phenomenon of physician burnout, establishes its validity, and makes a case for the reason it has emerged as a critical issue in American healthcare. Section two provides a rationale for healthcare institutions (hospitals, physician groups, medical associations) to make a commitment to physician wholeness, while section three then starts the process of delineating a step-by-step curriculum to address the dilemma, providing additional detail and personal experience direct from the frontlines of combatting burnout. Section four focuses on developing and sustaining a healthy professional culture that is aligned with the mission of the organization, and section five addresses the spiritual component of physician wholeness, Section six concludes the book with two personal essays that poignantly express the nature of two common experiences affecting physicians that require uncommon insight, patience, courage. ; Transforming the Heart of Practice is a major contribution to the literature and will serve as an invaluable resource for anyone concerned with addressing this crisis in American healthcare.
Call Number: R690 .T73 2019x
HBR Guide to Work-Life Balance by Stop running on empty. Every day you juggle the many components that fill your life. Between work and family commitments, volunteer work, hobbies, and managing your physical and mental health, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and that you're letting someone down or neglecting some aspect of your life. But you can find ways to honor all of your commitments without collapsing. The HBR Guide to Work-Life Balance will help you: Evaluate and adjust your priorities Manage expectations Set and spend your time budget Make plans--and backup plans Understand how to make trade-offs Prioritize self-care Discover what works for you
Call Number: HD4904.25 .H395 2019
SMART with Dr. Sood by SMART is an innovative, fun, engaging, and simple approach toward twenty-first-century stress. The program shares with you a set of transformative principles that can help enhance your relationships, make sustained behavior change, improve work experience, enhance health, resilience, and wellbeing, reverse burnout, and find greater happiness. SMART achieves these goals by taking you on a backstage tour of the brain to help you understand some of the brain's automatic mechanisms that generate and multiply stress. In four simple steps, SMART then enables you to take back control of your brain, so you live your days with greater intentionality, courage, hope, and inspiration. In developing SMART, we have synthesized information from tens of thousands of research studies, the experience of hundreds of thousands of patients and learners, and wisdom collected by Dr. Sood in his journey across two continents over three decades. We have tested the resulting approach in over twenty clinical trials. The resulting program has reached over half a million people and adopted by some of the most reputed organizations in the world. SMART is scalable and practical and offers skills that won't crowd your already clogged inbox. In the words of Dr. Sood, "We aren't adding more milk to your already filled cup. We are adding chocolate powder to the milk, so it doesn't increase the volume, but changes the entire flavor!" Dr. Amit Sood is internationally recognized for his work on stress, resilience, mindfulness, happiness, and wellbeing. A Professor of Medicine (Retd.), Dr. Sood serves as the Executive Director of the Global Center for Resiliency and Wellbeing. Resiliencetrainer.com; Resilientoption.com
Call Number: RA785 .S663 2019x
Reignite by Think about your job or career for a moment. Is your work pleasant, enjoyable, and inspiring? Does it provide you with opportunities to innovate and create using all of your natural talents and abilities? Does work energize you and bring you joy and happiness? Or, do you instead feel emotionally exhausted and cynical with a lack of any sense of personal accomplishment? If so, you are probably burned out. One thing is certain, you cannot live a life of happiness and passion driven purpose if you are burned out. Instead of finding deep satisfaction and happiness in your work it is probably something you have come to dread, like going back to work on Mondays. I should know. I became burned out once. I became burned out at my job as a family physician so I understand burnout. I know firsthand how personally and professionally devastating it can be and how costly it can become to organizations. I also learned what to do about it, how to FIX it! Learn how to transform from being burned out to ON FIRE and find new meaning in your career and life. Within the pages of this book, I will show you how.
Call Number: RC451.4.M44 G35 2018x
Mindful Prevention of Burnout in Workplace Health Management by This book describes the causes of and methods to prevent states of exhaustion and burnout in professional contexts. It overviews a range of issues from human resource practices in commercial enterprises, to prevention of fatigue and preservation of the working individual's vital energy. The book also addresses new measurement and training methods stemming from the latest applications of biofeedback, testing and training methods, and heart rate variability research, and their application in companies' modern preventive management strategies, as well as in occupational and business psychotherapeutic practice. Approaching companies as social, living systems, prevention is discussed as a management tool in the corporate culture and as a strategic management decision. Selected case examples show the daily demands and challenges at the workplace and discuss work-life integration, on living and working "in flow," and on the various facets of working persons' energy. This book is suitable for a wide range of audiences including professionals implementing these tools and practices as well as graduate students studying these contexts.
Call Number: BF481 .M5613 2017x
Nurse Burnout: overcoming stress in nursing Nursing is more than a job. It is a profession that attracts those who value compassion, want to make a difference in other peoples lives, and want to do greater good in the world. While the profession provides endless options of practice, settings, and flexibility, nurses are burning out due to schedules, long shifts, mental and physical exhaustion, workload, conflict and bullying, challenging patients, rapid advances in technology, and lack of control. And when stress and fatigue take over a nurses ability to prioritize self-care and recovery time, patient safety and quality is greatly affected and compromised. Nurse Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing explores the stress-fatigue-burnout connection, the risks involved, and defines the health concerns and practice considerations for how to move the profession forward. Author Suzanne Waddill-Goad provides nurses with the tools they need set boundaries and combat compassion fatigue in order to renew energy to be at your personal and professional best.
Call Number: RT42 .W292 2016
The Resilient Practitioner by The Resilient Practitioner,3rdedition, gives students and practitioners the tools they need to create their own personal balance between caring for themselves and caring for others. This new edition includes a new chapter on resiliency, an updated self-care action plan, self-reflection exercises in each chapter, and a revised resiliency inventory for practitioners. Readers will find, however, that the new edition keeps its strong focus on research and accessible writing style. The new edition also retains its focus on establishing working alliances and charting a hopeful path for practitioners, a path that allows them to work intensely with human suffering and also have a vibrant career in the process.
Call Number: RC451.4.M44 S57 2016
Healing for Healers by Burn out. Two words that haunt those in high stress jobs, especially in the medical profession. Long hours and the literal life-and-death nature of the field creates expectations to not only be on call at all hours, but to be at one's best, even at 3:00 AM after a twenty-hour shift. So much energy is devoted to the care of others that self-care is forgotten. Yet, more are noticing and research confirms that self-care is needed, not only for personal sanity but also for quality of work. Unwell medical professionals are not the best at treating others. And this self-care includes not just rest, food, and water, but a deeper care, one that tends the spiritual side as well. To both the spiritually active and the spiritually resistant, hospital chaplain William Dorman offers a guide to understand a more comprehensive, full-bodied self-care. Each chapter begins with case studies, concrete experiences that help unpack abstract concepts which bring much needed peace to stressed individuals. Dorman also structures each chapter to end with prayers and action steps, which offer more concrete ways to care for the self. From working as a hospital chaplain for over 18 years, and serving as the director of chaplaincy services for the largest integrated health care system in New Mexico, Rev. Dorman recognizes the stresses that come to those who have made it their profession to heal others. Healers need healing too--and this guide is the first step.
Call Number: BT732.5 .D67 2016x