December 19, 2017
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Wellness Professional Development & Education
By advancing initiatives that enhance efficiency, professional satisfaction and the delivery of care, the California Medical Association is committed to helping physicians navigate and succeed in a continually evolving health care environment. As part of that commitment, CMA has made physician wellness and the prevention of professional burnout a core priority.
Last year, the CMA House of Delegates named physician burnout one of the most pressing issues facing the practice of medicine – and took it up as one of the five “major issues” at the association’s annual meeting. In addition to setting new policy on this important issue, the delegates asked the CMA Board of Trustees to establish a new subcommittee on physician wellness. The new subcommittee has been formed, and will explore strategies and resources to address issues of professional burnout.
“The wellbeing of the nation’s physicians, clearly being harmed by factors causing burnout, is a critical factor in maintaining access to care and the quality of our health care system,” says CMA President Theodore Mazer, M.D. “CMA is committed to helping physicians and their practices conquer these issues, so they may do what they do best, treat patients.”