Pearl of the Week: Identify and support at-risk physicians

Know the warning signs of suicide

STEPS Forward Pearl of the Week

With burnout affecting more than half of U.S. physicians, doctors and practice administrators must know the risk factors and warning signs for suicide.

Make it easy for your physicians to get help with referrals to resources inside and outside of the organization. Encourage fulfillment of CME with coursework on stress management and burnout.

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Physician burnout demands urgent action

The AMA is leading the national effort to solve the growing physician burnout crisis. We're working to eliminate the dysfunction in health care by removing the obstacles and burdens that interfere with patient care.