Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Does it seem like there is an unending pile of busywork that keeps growing despite your best efforts? Are you feeling irritable and irritated during your daily routines?
Maybe you're experiencing burnout! Not to worry, Your Doctor Friends are here to help you recognize the symptoms, take inventory of the issues, and find resources and practices to help restore balance.
Today we have Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, an Internal Medicine physician with a special interest in physician burnout to help us learn more. Dr. Shah-Haque has experienced burnout firsthand, and has co-authored a book, "Thriving After Burnout: A Compliation of Real Stories by Female Physicians" and hosts the podcast "The Worthy Physician".
Topics in this episode include:
How can we recognize when we are experiencing burnout? At work? At home?
What are the "symptoms" of burnout?
How can we reach out to our coworkers, friends, and partners, to encourage connection?
What resources are out there to help us identify and combat/mitigate burnout?
Follow Dr. Shah-Haque on Instagram with her handle, @theworthyphysician and link to her Podcast website here at theworthyphysician.com
YouTube video of Dr Christina Maslach outlining the 6 factors contributing to burnout, here.
Website for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a wonderful resource for anyone experiencing burnout or related symptoms. NAMI.org.
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