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Preventing Physician Burnout

Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine


by Paul DeChant, MD, MBA and

Diane W. Shannon, MD, MPH

Foreword by Christina Maslach, PhD


"DeChant and Shannon have addressed one of the central issues of health care today: physician burnout. It is hard to see how we can create the health care system we want and need on the backs of joyless and unegaged doctors. This well-written, practical book offers the prescription we need to address this crisis."

Robert Wachter, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine,

University of California, San Franscisco

Author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age

"DeChant and Shannon make a powerful and compelling argument for how to reduce physician burnout. The comprehensive case studies and physician interviews in this book clarify the symptoms, causes, and treatment for burnout. A must read for healthcare leaders."

John Toussaint, MD

Executive Chairman

Catalysis, Inc.

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