In last week’s MME we covered: 6 Ways for your Staff to Avoid Healthcare Burnout

Today, more about it! Burnout is characterized by emotional exhaustion, cynicism and ineffectiveness in the workplace, and by chronic negative responses to stressful workplace conditions.

According to the Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, burnout is having a growing impact on workplaces, this will of course include private practices.

Burnout is more likely when your contractors or employees:
• Expect too much of themselves.
• Never feel that the work they are doing is good enough.
• Feel inadequate or incompetent.
• Feel unappreciated for their work efforts.
• Have unreasonable demands placed upon them.
• Are in roles that are not a good job fit.

Because it can be chronic in nature, prevention strategies are considered the most effective approach for addressing workplace burnout in your practice