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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Aug 2007|
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