Saturday Mar 23, 2024

Fighting Burnout

Fighting Burnout (For MOC Credit!)

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In this enlightening episode, we delve deep into the pressing issue of physician burnout with expert Dr. Will Border, Chief Physician Wellness Officer at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Highlighting the pervasive prevalence and potential perils of burnout in healthcare, Dr. Border considers it as a potential upcoming healthcare crisis.

Dr. Border and Host Holly Wayment provide an informed and compassionate discourse on the contributing factors to physician burnout like administrative burdens and high stress levels. He views it as a 'dynamic', rather than static state and proposes solutions that include open conversations, emotional support, and eradicating stigmatization to alleviate the problem.

Additionally, this episode exposes alarming disparities in burnout rates, particularly higher prevalence among women physicians and more pronounced instances after about a decade in the profession. Steering away from the debilitating pursuit for perfection, the healthcare industry's transformation and adoption of more accommodative work environments and self-compassionate approaches are underscored as potential remedies.

Preserving Self-compassion in Healthcare Service Delivery

In the midst of stress and burnout accompanying healthcare services, this episode emphasizes the necessity of self-compassion by practicing mindfulness, extending self-kindness and promoting common humanity. Drawing upon the teachings of self-compassion expert, Kristin  Neff from the University of Texas, this episode offers insightful inputs and tools for navigating the intricate emotional facades in healthcare delivery.




William Border, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist, the Director of Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and a professor of pediatrics in the Emory University school of medicine.



On this episode of Pediatrics Now, host Holly Wayment talks with  William Border, MD, MPH about  physician burnout and wellbeing – lessons learned and new horizons. To view his grand rounds talk, click here.



William Border, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.


The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 


The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.



The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00)
Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00)

MOC 2 credit (1.00)



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