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Physician well-being: lessons from positive psychology

The absence of burnout does not equal wellness. While the focus on physician burnout as an epidemic is finally gaining more attention, we may be missing a larger issue. Most physicians are not burned out. We are able to function. We get through our days, make it to some of our kids’ activities and even manage to go out to dinner on the weekends. We survive the work week as we look forward to our next vacation. We do this because that is what we have always done. We put our heads down and do our work. We become masters of delayed gratification. We develop the mindset of: I’ll be happy when — I get into medical school or match into a good residency spot or make partner or have eno...

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