Virtual summit addresses physician burnout, advises steps to restore health

DR. WENDY COHEN, top left, physician evaluation director of the Physician Health Services, a subsidiary of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and Kathleen Boyd, physician health program director at the Rhode Island Medical Society, addressed issues surrounding physician burnout and depression on Tuesday in a summit aimed at health care providers.
PROVIDENCE – Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, United States physicians had been experiencing job-related burnout at rates of 40%, and many have dropped out of the profession. Encouraging health care professionals to take care of themselves, first, in the face of increased workplace-based stress was one of the key messages Tuesday of a virtual summit…
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