Burnout in Healthcare: A Guide to Addressing the Epidemic
Rajeev Kurapati, author
A must-read for every medical professional, healthcare consumer, and patient advocate.Burnout among medical professionals has reached epidemic proportions. Much of this distress can be attributed to the pile-on of duties and responsibilities healthcare workers face, including an increasing workload, complex quality measures, and expanding policy stipulations—on top of providing quality patient care. At the same time, these growing tasks are coupled with staff shortages and waning organizational support. It's hardly a surprise that the rates of depression and suicide continue to increase among exhausted medical professionals. Burnout is not only harmful to overworked, unsupported healthcare professionals, it also puts patients at risk. In this book, award-winning author and hospital physician Rajeev Kurapati offers a guide to recognizing burnout, as well as providing practical, actionable techniques for developing resilience at both the individual and organizational levels. Based on the latest evidence-based research, these steps will help practitioners regain joy and gain freedom from burnout.