Burnout: A Mindful Framework For The Radiologist
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Burnout, the outcome of prolonged stress or frustration, manifests as both mental and physical fatigue affecting over half of healthcare workers. This article will discuss the etiologies, problems, and potential solutions to burnout related issues that are impacting radiologists. Factors placing radiologists at risk for burnout as well the impact of burnout upon the radiologist, the department, staff, and patients they serve will also be discussed. An emphasis will also be placed upon recognition, solutions, and a collective response to burnout. Readers should be able to perform a self-assessment of their own risk for burnout and understand what can be done to dissolve and prevent burnout amongst their colleagues. In doing so, our hope is that radiologists will develop greater insight, awareness, and ultimately empathy for the unique challenges that others in the radiology community may face.
Spieler, Bradley and Baum, Neil, "Burnout: A Mindful Framework For The Radiologist" (2021). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 1313.