The Burnout Crisis
In today’s health care model, physicians are facing a burnout crisis. Physicians are called upon to deliver an optimal patient experience and provide the highest quality care, all while facing increasing productivity and documentation demands. These requirements often lead to anxiety, fatigue, burnout, and depression.
Nationally, the physician burnout crisis has reached epidemic proportions. The American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic recently conducted a study to determine how physician burnout differs from burnout in the general working population. The study, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that compared with the general U.S. population, physicians worked a median of 10 hours more per week, displayed higher rates of emotional exhaustion and reported lower satisfaction with work-life balance. Though the general population does experience burnout, the changing state of the health care system is clearly driving the increasing physician burnout crisis.
Now in it’s 12th year, The Heart and Science of Yoga® is a leading-edge conference that presents practical and effective tools to aid physicians in bringing back the joy in medicine, achieving personal and professional fulfillment, and providing more compassionate and insightful care to patients.
Through provocative and engaging presentations, informative panel discussions, ongoing Q&A, and practicums, this conference will offer an exciting format featuring accomplished faculty. The conference encourages an engaging forum to share innovative methods and discuss tangible strategies and tools so that physicians can support one another in combatting burnout and promoting wellness.