A Call to Action: Ethics Committee Roundtable Recommendations for Addressing Burnout and Moral Distress in Oncology.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Hlubocky, FJ; Taylor, LP; Marron, JM; Spence, RA; McGinnis, MM; Brown, RF; McFarland, DC; Tetzlaff, ED; Gallagher, CM; Rosenberg, AR; Popp, B; Dragnev, K; Bosserman, LD; Dudzinski, DM; Smith, S; Chatwal, M; Patel, MI; Markham, MJ; Levit, K; Bruera, E; Epstein, RM; Brown, M; Back, AL; Shanafelt, TD; Kamal, AH

Published Date

  • April 2020

Published In

  • Jco Oncol Pract

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 199

PubMed ID

  • 32223701

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7351333

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2688-1535

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JOP.19.00806


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States