“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on physicians’ overall happiness. Medscape’s 2021 Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report found that before the pandemic 82% of doctors reported being somewhat happy or happy, but in 2020 that number dropped to only 48%. Even more alarming, Medscape’s Physician Burnout and Suicide Report found that 71% of physicians say burnout is moderately or severely impacting their lives.

Many physicians, however, have found a solution to address burnout: locum tenens. Here’s how locum tenens gave six physicians the control and flexibility they needed to balance their personal and professional lives.”

  • Dictating your own schedule
  • A focus on patient care, not bureaucracy
  • Using locums to enjoy life outside of work
  • Rediscovering your love of medicine
  • Finding the right work/life balance

To learn more, click the link below for the full article.

By: Jen Hunter
Source: https://locumstory.com/spotlight/physician-happiness-remedy-burnout/