Perspectives

A Professional Well-Being Continuum: Broadening the Burnout Conversation

Authors: Lauren Penwell-Waines, PhD, Mark Greenawald, MD, David Musick, PhD

Abstract

Physician burnout is a significant concern that is garnering
much-needed attention. Researchers and leaders in health
care also have been focusing more on physician wellness. We
believe, however, that physician well-being is more nuanced
than being either burned out or well (or burned out or not),
and the complexities of physician burnout are not fully captured
by viewing the problem through this dichotomy.

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