Understanding Burnout

The Doctor Paradox - Rediscovering Passion In Healthcare

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Burnout is an increasingly recognized challenge for those in a variety of working environments. Ironically, its prevalence is highest in those who work with and care for others. This video series exposes the root of burnout which are often misunderstood and provides initial steps to tackling this growing problem.

The course also touches on how individuals and organization can move from burnout to engagement. We cover the six categories based on the work by Prof.Christina Maslach i.e. workload (too much work, not enough resources); control (micromanagement, lack of influence, accountability without power); reward (not enough pay, acknowledgment, or satisfaction); community (isolation, conflict, disrespect); fairness (discrimination, favoritism); and values (ethical conflicts, meaningless tasks).

Introduction to Burnout

  • Is it just Me?
  • Why there’s no cure for burnout?

Burnout Blind spots

  • Identify Issues
  • Changing Person. Static Environment
  • The Art versus Work

Burnout Impact

  • Who is at risk and why?
  • The role of leadership
  • Why burnout matters

Burnout: Cause & Prevention

  • The causes of burnout
  • Preventing burnout

Addressing Burnout

  • An Overview
  • Organizational Strategies
  • Individual Strategies

This course will provide a good understanding for individuals and managers in organizations to address burnout. Burnout is not a problem of individuals but of the social environment in which they operate. The goal of this course is to give you the tools to understanding burnout, its dynamics, and what to do to overcome it as an individual or organization.

Your Instructor

Dr. Paddy Barrett
Dr. Paddy Barrett

Dr Barrett is a practicing cardiologist and expert in physician burnout. In addition to his clinical work Dr Barrett is the host of the acclaimed podcast series ‘The Doctor Paradox’ ( which explores the issue of burnout in the physician community worldwide and also acts as a faculty member of Practicing Excellence leading their clinician well being program to physicians all over the US. Dr Barrett is deeply committed to addressing the growing issue of physician burnout and speaks to audiences worldwide on the topic.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to Burnout
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  Burnout: Cause and Prevention
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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