Physician Burnout

The stressors in today’s modern health care system increases physician burnout. Seeking solutions to this crisis is the primary goal of new PAMED President Lawrence John, MD. Be part of the solution in helping PAMED address the causes of this epidemic.

How to get involved:
Share your solutions for addressing burnout  
Ask Dr. John to speak at your upcoming meeting

Physician Wellness


Physician burnout is a real and immediate problem. According to the American Medical Association, the administrative burden of modern medicine is a root cause.




PAMED Position
Supports legislative proposals to help ease administrative burdens


What is PAMED Doing About it?

  • Advocating for legislative solutions to improve physician wellness
  • Educating physicians on strategies to reduce burnout  

What Action Should I Take?
Contact your legislators to support legislation that would address the daily administrative burdens of physicians


  • NORCAL Professional Wellness Website - This website contains videos and a growing collection of articles and resources/references related to ‘Second Victim Syndrome,’ EHRs, and more. On this site, you'll also find the full issue of NORCAL's Claims Rx publication focused on ‘Systems Solutions for Burnout and Wellness.'

  • NORCAL Special Report: The Impact of EHR Burdens on Physician Burnout - Recent studies have concluded that EHRs are a leading factor in physician burnout due to the increased clerical burden and reduced efficiency associated with them.

  • American Medical Association (AMA) Resources
    • Physician Well-being - On this webpage, you'll find numerous articles addressing a multitude of topics relative to physician wellness.

    • Equipping Physicians to Manage Burnout - On this webpage, you'll find numerous articles and podcasts addressing burnout, plus Tips-of-the-Week on managing burnout.

    • Physician Burnout - On this webpage, you'll find CME and educational activities to help you understand and prevent burnout, redesign your practice to reduce stress, and promote well-being

    • Redesign your practice. Reignite your purpose - On this webpage, you'll find practice improvement strategies and practice transformation resources including CME, videos, practice assessment tool, and more.

    • Charter on Physician Well-Being - On this webpage, find information on the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM) Charter.

  • Nursing License Map - On this website, you'll find a list of resources and tools designed for anyone hoping to improve their mental health.

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