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An Appreciative Approach to Burnout

Published:April 18, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2019.03.005
      We need a new way of approaching burnout. Like all medical specialists, radiologists report that we are burning out, and a recent survey reveals that radiology now ranks 7th among all specialties (up from 20th), with 45% of radiologists reporting that they are burned out (
      • Kaplan D.A.
      Stop burnout in radiology before it starts.
      ). Broadly speaking, this means that radiologists are experiencing worsening emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and inefficacy (
      • Maslach C
      • Leiter M.P.
      Understanding the burnout experience: recent research and its implications for psychiatry.
      ). The fact that the burnout situation in radiology is deteriorating suggests that we need to look for new ways to address this challenge.

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