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Death by suicide is a significant occupational hazard for physicians. This is strongly associated with professional burnout, which is characterized by a loss of emotional, mental, and physical energy due to continued job-related stress. Studies have identified three factors that are independently associated with burnout for both surgeons and internal medicine physicians — hours worked per week, experiencing a work/home conflict within the last three weeks, and how the most recent work/home conflict was resolved.

Mindfulness for Physician Burnout