PA Burnout

One of the ways to protect against burnout is to make sure you’re focusing on your well-being. Well-being is defined as the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. The ability to manage stress and find meaning and purpose in work and life affects mental health, life satisfaction, and overall well-being. There are five main types of well-being: emotional, physical, social, workplace, and societal. Protect against burnout by ensuring your emotional, physical, social, workplace, and societal well-being. At AAPA, we’re here to support your PA well-being and fight PA burnout with these resources.

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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.

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Crisis Hotlines

If you begin to feel distress at any time, please seek the assistance of a mental health professional. If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1 now or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.