Professional burnout and mental health vulnerability are concerns affecting physicians in training and practicing physicians.
Professional burnout can impact physicians’ health and quality of life, the quality of care they provide, and their productivity and workforce participation. Although psychiatrists appear to be less affected than physicians from many other specialties, there is substantial evidence of burnout and vulnerability among psychiatrists, and opportunities to enhance psychiatrist wellness through research, education and intervention. Moreover, psychiatrists are in an ideal position to provide expertise and knowledge to others in the health care professions, especially with regard to distinguishing between burnout and depression and the best approaches to both conditions.
The Ad-hoc Workgroup on Psychiatrist Wellbeing and Burnout has created this tool to help psychiatrists reflect on their own potential burnout, job satisfaction, and depression. The data you provide will be anonymous and will be aggregated to assist APA in creating a strategic plan to address these issues.