Physician Burnout

All of us are familiar with being burned out in our professions. It happens when we feel physically worn-out and emotionally drained.  Physicians are equally prone to being burned out; particularly so since they work in stress-saturated environments. The creators of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) define physician burnout as “…an erosion of the soul caused by a deterioration of one’s values, dignity, spirit and will.”