The MMA recognizes physician well-being as an important component of professionalism and that physician distress, burnout and mental illness are well-documented issues in the medical profession.
Below are resources about the prevalence of physician burnout and methods to remedy it.
September 7, 2011: Physician suicide: What is the scope of the problem?
Bibliography of Resources Complied by the Physician Wellbeing Taskforce
January 2011 Issue
Hope for Healers
AMA Physician Suicide Webinars
Physicians Serving Physicians
Integrity in Health Care: Cultivating Organizations of Trust and Inspiration
Burnout self test
Finding Balance in a Medical Life," by Lee Lipsenthal, M.D.
International Conference on Physician Health 2010 Materials and Presentations
Podcast: Building Resilient Medical Communities, Richard Gunderman, M.D.
U of M Center for Spirituality & Healing
Meditation may help the brain "turn down the volume" on distractions