In today’s health care model, physicians need sound strategies for burnout prevention. Called upon to deliver an optimal patient experience and provide the highest quality care, physicians face increasing productivity and documentation demands. These requirements often lead to anxiety, fatigue, burnout, and depression.
Burnout prevention begins with obtaining the knowledge to identify and address burnout symptoms. According to Board Certified pulmonologist and critical care physician Tony Santilli MD, “Physicians today are subjected to an unprecedented number of significant stressors: overwork, cumbersome regulation, electronic medical records and coding requirements, medical liability, on-call issues, lack of sleep, politics, and frustrations with the reimbursement structure. By learning to practice Yoga Science and AMI MEDITATION as mind/body medicine, healthcare professionals can improve job satisfaction and work/life balance, while reducing and preventing burnout symptoms of anger, depression, anxiety and exhaustion.