In their article, Uong et al1 describe a decrease in burnout rates among pediatric faculty at a tertiary care children’s hospital during the initial coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surge in April of 2020. The authors measured burnout via the 22 item Maslach Burnout Inventory ∼1 month before the surge (survey time 1), during the surge in April 2020 (survey time 2), and then again in September after the surge (survey time 3). In addition to the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the authors included questions on personal and professional information through the Areas of Worklife Survey, which is used to assess 6 key organizational areas of the work environment that affect burnout. Despite a COVID-19 surge with pediatric faculty deployment to care for adults and an increase in COVID-19 pediatric patients, there were no changes in faculty burnout rates during the study time period. The authors found burnout rates ranged from...
Averting Burnout in Pediatricians: Understanding the Intersection of Workload and Meaning of Work
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Linessa M. Zuniga, John D. Mahan; Averting Burnout in Pediatricians: Understanding the Intersection of Workload and Meaning of Work. Hosp Pediatr December 2021; 11 (12): e409–e411. https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2021-006349
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