Is there a vaccine for burnout?

Is there a vaccine for burnout? 4 physicians weigh in

Burnout isn’t just an issue for physicians; it can surface at any point throughout an individual’s medical career. If you’re experiencing burnout, it’s important to keep in mind that you’re not alone and you will get through it.

In the first of two “AMA Moving Medicine” podcast episodes featuring a panel discussion on burnout, some of the AMA’s foremost experts on burnout research share their personal experiences managing burnout and address potential systemwide solutions. Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH, leads the panel with an Marie Brown, MD, a senior physician adviser for the AMA, internist Jan Kief, MD, emergency physician Ryan Ribeira, MD, MPH, and emergency medicine resident Hunter Pattison, MD.

Below is a lightly edited full transcript of the presentation. You can tune in on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Spotify…


Preparing health systems to deal with disasters

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Women in a cyclone shelter in Odisha, 2019. Photo by Sahana Ghosh/Mongabay.

“Welcome to the land of cyclone Fani”. “Oh! You are in time for the cyclone season”. These are not unexpected greetings in this corner of the world.

After all, the east Indian state of Odisha has made headlines in the last 20 years for cyclones that ravaged the coastal state, even as recently as May 3, 2019, when Fani, a “rarest of the rare” summer cyclone pummeled the state.

Home to 46 million people, Odisha is often referred to as the disaster capital of the country, for the deadly cocktail of floods, cyclones, and droughts that regularly ravages it. The devastating cyclone Fani clinched a spot among 2019 “high impact” events as announced by the World Meteorological Organisation at 25th iteration of the United Nation’s Conference of Parties (COP 25).

Of the 1019 cyclonic disturbances the Indian subcontinent experienced in the last century, 890 impacted the eastern coast and 129 hit the western coast. As many as 260 cyclonic disturbances had their landfall along the Odisha coast in east India…


‘We can’t be afraid’: Rebuilding in Indonesia’s tsunami zone leaves city in peril

When 12-meter (39-foot) waves slammed into Banda Aceh on the northern tip of Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Boxing Day in 2004, Arif Munandar lost his wife, three sons, and 20 other members of his family as much of the city was obliterated…


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