An official Critical Care Societies Collaborative statement: burnout syndrome in critical care healthcare professionals: a call for action.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Burnout in health care is a recognized issue that can diminish patient safety. This statement raises awareness of burnout in critical care clinicians, discusses organizational and individual factors associated with the problem, and offers strategies to prevent and address burnout. Recommended solutions include career counseling for new critical care clinicians and training for intensive care unit leaders to help them recognize problems that contribute to burnout and design interventions.