Burnout: Causes, Conditions and Cures

Substance Abuse and Addiction Series Objectives 1. To identify and assess external factors contributing to the three characteristics of physician burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a low sense of meaning and purpose in work. 2. To identify and assess internal factors contributing to the three characteristics of physician burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a low sense of meaning and purpose in work. 3. To explain emerging factors that may increase physician burnout and emerging factors that may decrease physician burnout. Chris Bundy, M.D., M.P.H.