Stress Management for Physicians

Instructions for requesting articles.

Journal Articles:

Pennachio DL.  Burnout. Are you at risk? Did you just yell at that patient? Slam that door? Step back--you may be on a slippery slope toward burnout. We can help. Med Econ. 2005 May;82(9):78-82.   Request full-text article.  

Bruce SM, et al.   Burnout in physicians: a case for peer-support. Intern Med J. 2005 May;35(5):272-8.

Rabin, S et al.  Keeping doctors healthy: A salutogenic perspective.  Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family HealthCare. 2005 Spring;23(1):94-102.  

Barnett et al.   Career satisfaction and retention of a sample of women physicians who work reduced hours. J Womens Health.  2005 Mar;14(2):146-53.  

Hobson, K.  Battling burnout. U.S. News & World Report. 2005 Jan;138(4):51.  

Hutchins, A et al.  An investigation into the benefits of prolonged study leave undertaken by general practitioners. Education for Primary Care. 2005 Jan;16(1):57-65.

Thomas NK.  Resident burnout.   JAMA. 2004 Dec 15;292(23):2880-9.  Request full-text article.  

Willcock SM et al.   Burnout and psychiatric morbidity in new medical graduates. Med J Aust. 2004 Oct 4;181(7):357-60.   Full-text access.  

Riley GJ.  Understanding the stresses and strains of being a doctor.   Med J Aust. 2004 Oct 4;181(7):350-3.  Full-text access.  

Töyry, S et al.  Children and work-related stress among physicians. Stress & Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress.  2004 Oct;20(4):213-221. 

Rohland, B et al.  Validation of a single-item measure of burnout against the Maslach Burnout Inventory among physicians. Stress & Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress. 2004 Apr;20(2):75-79.  

Reed, F.  More tips for burnout prevention. Family Practice Management.  2004 Mar;11(3):20. 

Chopra SS et al.   Physician burnout. STUDENTJAMA. 2004 Feb 4;291(5):633. Request full-text article.  

Dorz, S et al.  Predicting burnout among HIV/AIDS and oncology health care workers. Psychology & Health.  2003 Oct;18(5):677-684.  

Moore, LG.  Creating a vital burnout-proof practice. Family Practice Management. 2003 Sept;10(8):51-54. 

Sotile WM et al.   Beyond physician burnout: keys to effective emotional management.   J Med Pract Manage. 2003 May-Jun;18(6):314-8.

Carr, P et al.  Characteristics and outcomes for women physicians who work reduced hours.   Journal of Women's Health.  2003 May;12(4):399.   

Kluger, MT et al.  Job satisfaction, stress and burnout in Australian specialist anaesthetists. Anaesthesia.  2003 Apr;58(4):339-345.  

Robinson GE.   Stresses on women physicians: consequences and coping techniques.  Depress Anxiety. 2003;17(3):180-9. 

Winstanley, S.  Anxiety, burnout and coping styles in general hospital staff exposed to workplace aggression: a cyclical model of burnout and vulnerability to aggression. Work & Stress.  2002 Oct;16(4):302-315.  

Spickard A Jr, et al.  Mid-career burnout in generalist and specialist physicians. JAMA. 2002 Sep 25;288(12):1447-50.  Request full-text article.  

McManus, IC et al.  The causal links between stress and burnout in a longitudinal study of UK doctors. Lancet.  2002 June;359(9323):2089-90.  

Rutter, H et al.  Stress in doctors and dentists who teach.   Medical Education.  2002 June;36(6):543-549.   

Zeckhausen, W.  Ideas for managing stress and extinguishing burnout. Family Practice Management.  2002 Apr;9(4):35-38.  

Clever, L.  Who is sicker: Patients--or residents? Residents' distress and the care of patients. Annals of Internal Medicine.  2002 Mar;136(5):391-3. 

Shanafelt, TD et al.  Do medical residents experience burnout? Annals of Internal Medicine.  2002 Mar;136(5):I-29.  

Shanafelt TD, et al.   Burnout and self-reported patient care in an internal medicine residency program. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Mar 5;136(5):358-67.  

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Last Updated On

August 20, 2014

Originally Published On

March 23, 2010