Beyond Burnout: A Physician Wellness Hierarchy Designed to Prioritize Interventions at the Systems Level
The model proposed integrates a long list of variables that may ameliorate burnout into a prioritized, easy-to-understand hierarchy. Modified from Maslow’s hierarchy, the model directs leaders to address physicians’ basic physical and mental health needs first; patient and physician physical safety second; and then address higher-order needs, including respect from colleagues, patients, processes, and the electronic health record; appreciation and connection; and finally, time and resources to heal patients and contribute to the greater good. Assessments based on this model will help leaders prioritize interventions and improve physician wellness.
Peer Reviewed Research
Burnout, Well-being, & Professionalism
Patient Safety & Medical Errors