Continuing Medical Education

PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS: "Finding meaning, balance and personal satisfaction in the practice of medicine"

Jun 23, 2016 (Thu) | 12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Li Ka Shing Center, Rm 120; 291 Campus Drive : Stanford, CA

Distress is common among physicians and can have substantial personal and professional implications. An extensive body of research has demonstrated a strong link between physician’s personal well-being and the quality of care they provide patients. Several decades of research have identified many of the factors that contribute to physician’s distress. More recently, studies have begun to define the personal and professional characteristics that contribute to physician well-being and satisfaction. Dr. Shanafelt will review the literature on physician satisfaction and burnout. This will include discussion of the professional repercussions of physician distress and why addressing this challenge is the shared responsibility of both individual physicians and health care organizations.

Department:  Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Contact: Romola L. Breckenridge | (650) 736-1743 |


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