Could you be burned out?
Learn how to measure your mental health and well-being
The following resources will help you to assess various aspects of burnout and well-being, including professional fulfillment and quality of life, happiness, engagement and dimensions of distress. Use these tools to get a sense of where you are right now.
Maslach Burnout Inventory 2
A series of fee-for-access tools to assess burnout. An individual report for medical personnel is available for $15.
Copenhagen Assessment Tool
Assess and improve psychological conditions at work with this free tool; take the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers stress test to learn more.
Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire
Stanford Professional Fulfillment Index
This brief assessment tool measures professional fulfillment and burnout. Free for non-profit organizations.
A fee-for-service tool that anonymously measures six dimensions of distress and well-being in just nine questions.
Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scales
This self-assessment tool was developed to help individuals monitor their mental health and well-being. Registration is required for use.
Warwick Medical School
Professional Quality of Life Measure
This free self-assessment tool gauges professional quality of life by measuring the effects of helping those who experience suffering and trauma.
Physician Burnout Self-Questionnaire
A free confidential survey to screen yourself for symptoms of burnout. The questions will help you to identify your feelings and experiences about work.
British Medical Association
Authentic Happiness Questionnaire Center
A series of free self-assessment surveys that measure happiness, engagement, life satisfaction and more. Registration required.
University of Pennsylvania
Signs & symptoms
Experiencing a work-life conflict is common in burnout. You may also feel a lack of control or satisfaction in work. Physicians experiencing burnout may believe that they are performing a disproportionate share of the workload and feel underappreciated.
Three main components of burnout, as developed by Christina Maslach and colleagues, include:
- Feeling overworked, overextended, a sense of having nothing left to give
- Feeling “used up” at the end of the workday
- Experiencing an inability to show compassion, leading to significant mental distress
- Feeling a sense of detachment from patients and other health-care providers
- Treating patients as objects rather than human beings
- Becoming more callous toward patients
Reduced sense of accomplishment
- Feeling incompetent, inefficient, and unable to complete tasks
- Feeling that your work lacks value
- Experiencing a sense of futility
- Lacking purpose or meaning in work