A call to action: Ethics committee roundtable recommendations for addressing burnout and moral distress in oncology

Fay J. Hlubocky, Lynne P. Taylor, Jonathan M. Marron, Rebecca A. Spence, Molly M. McGinnis, Richard F. Brown, Daniel C. McFarland, Eric D. Tetzlaff, Colleen M. Gallagher, Abby R. Rosenberg, Beth Popp, Konstantin Dragnev, Linda D. Bosserman, Denise M. Dudzinski, Sonali Smith, Monica Chatwal, Manali I. Patel, Merry J. Markham, Kathryn Levit, Eduardo BrueraRonald M. Epstein, Marie Brown, Anthony L. Back, Tait D. Shanafelt, Arif H. Kamal

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Abstract

Oncologist well-being is critical to initiating and maintaining the physician-patient relationship, yet many oncologists suffer from symptoms of burnout. Burnout has been linked to poor physical and mental health, as well as increased medical errors, patient dissatisfaction, and workforce attrition. In this Call to Action article, we discuss causes of and interventions for burnout and moral distress in oncology, highlight existing interventions, and provide recommendations for addressing burnout and improving well-being at the individual and organizational levels to deliver ethical, quality cancer care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-199
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of oncology practice
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)
  • Health Policy

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    Hlubocky, F. J., Taylor, L. P., Marron, J. M., Spence, R. A., McGinnis, M. M., Brown, R. F., McFarland, D. C., Tetzlaff, E. D., Gallagher, C. M., Rosenberg, A. R., Popp, B., Dragnev, K., Bosserman, L. D., Dudzinski, D. M., Smith, S., Chatwal, M., Patel, M. I., Markham, M. J., Levit, K., ... Kamal, A. H. (2020). A call to action: Ethics committee roundtable recommendations for addressing burnout and moral distress in oncology. Journal of oncology practice, 16(4), 191-199. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.19.00806