The Effects of Physician Burnout on Practice

Postponed*  | Presented By:  Carolyn S. Dewa, PhD, MPH

12 - 1 PM PST | 2 - 3 PM CST | 3 - 4 PM EST

* Please note: This webinar, previously scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th, will be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. Registered learners will receive an email once a new date / time has been confirmed. 

Webinar Details

There is growing recognition that physicians are exposed to workplace factors that increase the risk of work stress. Long-term exposure to high work stress can result in burnout. Reports from around the world suggest about one-third to one-half of physicians experience burnout. This webinar will explore the evidence available to quantify the impact of burnout on physician practice.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what burnout is

  • Cite examples of environmental risk factors for burnout faced by physicians

  • Discuss the evidence available to quantify the impact of burnout on physician practice


Dr. Carolyn Dewa is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis. Prior to joining the UC Davis faculty, she led the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Centre for Research on Employment and Workplace Health in Toronto and was a Professor at the University of Toronto. She holds a PhD in health economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, an MPH in health services administration from the School of Public Health at San Diego State University and a BA from Wellesley College. She was a fellow at Harvard Medical School. Her awards include an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Career Scientist Award and a Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Public Health Agency of Canada Applied Public Health Chair.