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Burnout Can Occur Early Among PAs and PA Students

Although one might think that burnout only occurs in seasoned PA providers, even students can experience burnout. There is hope for the student and early career PA. A national trend toward addressing the mental health of our medical providers includes new assessments and onboarding.

PA Burnout

At AAPA, we’re here to support your PA well-being and fight PA burnout by ensuring your emotional, physical, social, workplace, and societal well-being.

Susan D. Kopynec

FirstHealth Center for Provider Well-being Serves Providers and Families

Center Offers a Wealth of Resources to Address Provider Burnout. By Susan D. Kopynec, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA.

Eric Tetzlaff

PAs in Oncology Report Burnout and High Satisfaction

Compassion Fatigue Contributes to Emotional Tolls. By Eric Tetzlaff, MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA.

Well-Being PA Career Guide

Joint Task Force on Burnout: Well-Being Fact Sheet

Well-being and resiliency are very important for clinicians. Learn why and then find out how to encourage well-being and resiliency in a healthcare setting, from the system level to individuals.

Moral Distress PA Career Guide

Joint Task Force on Burnout: Moral Distress Fact Sheet

Educate yourself on these conditions and what causes them. Explore scenarios where moral distress might occur, review possible consequences, and then learn solutions that healthcare systems and professionals can implement.

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Joint Task Force on Burnout: Burnout Fact Sheet

Learn the definition of burnout and explore its causes. This fact sheet also outlines ways to reduce burnout at the system, team, and individual provider levels.

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Blueprint for Addressing Physician Assistant Well-being and Burnout

The goal of the Blueprint for Addressing PA Well-Being and Burnout is to provide a brief overview of what is currently known about PA burnout and well-being, and more importantly, provide an enduring framework for increasing PA engagement at work and improving the well-being of the profession.