Burnout and COVID-19: Warning signs and when to act

Season 1, Episode 3,  Mar 03, 2021, 05:22 PM

As doctors across BC try to meet the unprecedented demands that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on them, reports of physician burnout are increasing. But what does burnout actually look like? How do you recognize the early warning signs so you can take steps to prevent it? And where do doctors go for help?
 
In this episode of DocTalks, psychiatrist Dr Jennifer Russel and family doctor Dr Lawrence Yang share  their perspectives about how burnout affects doctors, how to recognize it, and what steps to take to minimize the impact. From personal coping strategies, to implementing leadership and QI methodology, and advocating for system-wide enhancements, our guests share what methods they’ve adopted  – both in their personal and professional lives – to stay well, and what supports are available to doctors that can really made a difference.

Interested in this interview, but don’t have time to listen to the podcast? A summary of the conversation can be found here.

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