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.
Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire
Warwick Medical School
British Medical Association
University of Pennsylvania
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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