Clinician burnout and how to avoid it will be the focus of a webinar next week hosted by social psychologist Dr Claire Ashton-James.
Representing the Pain Management Research Institute, which is part of the Kolling Institute, Dr Ashton-James will host the webinar on Wednesday July 24 from 4pm.
Claire said the webinar follows her research which indicates up to 50 per cent of physicians are at risk of burnout in Australia, compared to up to 80 per cent in the USA.
"A host of issues contribute to clinician burnout such as team conflicts and emotionally challenging work," Claire said.
"The negative impact of these factors can be counter-balanced however by strong patient relationships, team camaraderie and intrinsically rewarding work.
"Working with like-minded individuals, who have your back, really helps clinicians cope with all sorts of physical and emotional challenges.