Physician well-being and professionalism.

Colin P. West, Tait D. Shanafelt

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Physician professionalism is influenced by both environmental and personal factors, one of which is physician well-being. Yet, a variety of stressors inherent in medical training and practice can erode a physician's sense of well-being and contribute to distress. This article reviews the epidemiology of physician distress; describes what is known about the relationships between distress, well-being, and professionalism; and discusses personal and environmental factors that contribute to professionalism among physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalMinnesota medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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