Physician Burnout: Recommended Reading and Resource List


“Getting Rid of Stupid Stuff” – The New England Journal of Medicine

In an effort to reduce unintended burdens for clinicians, leaders at a health system in Hawaii asked all employees to look at their daily documentation experience and report anything in the EHR that they thought was poorly designed, unnecessary, or just plain stupid.


“Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Integration in Physicians During the First 2 Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic” – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Researchers surveyed more than 2,400 physicians between December 9, 2021 and January 24, 2022 to evaluate burnout, work-life integration, depression and professional fulfillment. Results were compared to results from 2020, 2017, 2014 and 2011.  


“Physician Distress and Burnout: The Neurobiological Perspective”- Mayo Clinic Proceedings

In this article, the co-authors examine how burnout and distress may lead to reduced motivation, unprofessional behavior, and suboptimal communication with patients.


“Wellness-Centered Leadership: Equipping Health Care Leaders to Cultivate Physician Well-Being and Professional Fulfillment”

The authors propose a new model of Wellness-Centered Leadership (WCL), which includes core skills and qualities from the foremost leadership philosophies, along with evidence on the relationship between leadership and physician well-being. It distills them into a single framework designed to cultivate leadership behaviors that promote engagement and professional fulfillment. 


Hennepin Health R.I.S.E program for helping the well being of residents:

Hennepin Healthcare’s Resident Integrated Support Environment (R.I.S.E) Program addresses the mental, financial, and physical health needs of residents by offering integrated support. According to the Hennepin Healthcare website, resident and fellow physicians are at elevated risk for developing depression compared to the general population. They are also less likely to utilize mental health services.


November 2022 AAP: Physician Health and Wellness

In this report, the reader can explore approaches to pediatrician well-being and reduction of occupational burnout risk throughout the stages of training and practice. Topics covered include burnout prevalence and diagnosis; overview of national progress in physician wellness; update on physician wellness initiatives at the American Academy of Pediatrics; an update on pediatric-specific burnout and well-being; recognized drivers of burnout (organizational and individual); a review of the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and burnout; protective factors; and components of wellness (organizational and individual). 


Mental Health Providers for Professionals
Medication Management:
Dr. Brian Schwieters
(does not accept Medica insurance)
2781 Pilot Knob Rd
Eagan 55121
Oak Ridge Center
14665 Galaxie Avenue Suite 210
Apple Valley 55124
Dr. Deborah Coen, MD
700 – 12 Oaks Center Dr #235
Wayzata 55391
Psychology Resources:   
Individual Counseling:
Lisa Squire
7800 Metro Parkway #300
Bloomington 55425
Nancy Lawroski
2904 Humboldt Ave S
Minneapolis 55408
Sandra Shallcross
17508 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345
& 1409 Willow Street Suite 400 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
(612) 712-5138
Matthew R. Syzdek
Lakeville, MN
*Many thanks for Hennepin Healthcare for sharing this list of providers and resources.

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