Avoiding Burnout: Finding Balance Between Work and Everything Else

A Podcast with Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG

Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG, author and presenter of the J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture at ACG 2013, which was published in the April 2014 issue of AJG, talks with AJG Co-Editor Dr. Paul Moayyedi about physician burnout, which has been defined as “a state of mental exhaustion caused by one’s professional life.” She discusses the components of burnout (namely emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a decreased sense of personal accomplishment), frequent contributing factors to burnout such as work-home conflicts, and suggestions for how to prevent and manage burnout if it occurs. (21:00)

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