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Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Conference

September 13, 2019 | 8:00 am–4:30 pm MCW_Icons_Make_An_Appointment_Green iCAL

Buoyancy, Belay, Broken: Peering Over the Precipice of Burnout

This conference will explore the high levels of stress and risk for health care providers at risk for experiencing mental disorder, suicide, substance abuse and overall impairment in functioning. Individuals experiencing burnout have higher risks of making poor decisions. An ever-increasing litigious society can be threatening and placing providers in bureaucratic systems that force providers to be in roles for which they were not trained also increases the risks of burnout. Studies estimate that between 21% to 61% of mental health providers experience signs of burnout and over half of physicians are experiencing signs of burnout. Careful consideration of the health care crisis is necessary to help sustain present providers as well as attract and train future professionals.

Event Location

  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
  • Alumni Center
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226
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