Better Edge : A Northwestern Medicine podcast for physicians
Better Edge : A Northwestern Medicine podcast for physicians
Recognizing and Addressing Signs of Burnout and Substance Abuse in Physicians
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Recognizing and Addressing Signs of Burnout and Substance Abuse in Physicians

physician-wellness-impaired-physiciansIt is estimated that 10 to 12 percent of physicians and nurses develop substance use problems. While there is no direct connection between individuals who work in healthcare and substance abuse, there are job-specific contributing factors. Gaurava Agarwal, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern Medicine, specializes in healthcare professional wellness. He discusses resources available to address physician burnout and promote overall wellness as well as signs to look out for in your colleagues.

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