Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Physician Burnout

Stanislaw P. Stawicki

St. Luke's University Health Network

Stanislaw P. Stawicki, MD, MBA, FACS, FAIM is a member of multiple editorial boards and has co-authored more than 650 publications. He served as the inaugural president of the American College of Academic International Medicine (ACAIM) and directed its Taskforce on International Health Security. He has given a multitude of scientific presentations around the globe and is board certified in general surgery, surgical critical care, and neurocritical care.


Michael S. Firstenberg

William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance

Dr. Firstenberg is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), American Association of Thoracic Surgeons (AATS), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American College of Academic International Medicine (ACAIM), for which he is a Founding Fellow and President-elect.

Dianne McCallister

University of Denver - Daniels College of Business

Dianne McCallister, MD is a senior executive physician leader and well-being expert. She is also a prolific author, speaker, media health expert, and clinical scientist. Dr. McCallister is from Greater Denver Area where she promotes her core beliefs and principles within the healthcare community and industry in general.


Physician Burnout Work-Life Balance Healthcare Stress Fatigue Overwork Clinical Expectations Mental Health Administrative Burden Burnout Risk Life Priorities Work Stress Accountability

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About the book

There is a growing recognition of mental and physical stressors, obligations, and levels of clinical accountability and responsibilities. The changing healthcare environment, especially with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, has shifted the interactions between physicians, administrators, electronic medical record systems, billing, and management of patients. The consequences of these changing dynamics are clearly having an impact on the overall well-being of providers. These issues are further challenged by an aging, sicker, and more demanding population. However, the objective consequences and opportunities for short and long-term management of this growing and complex problem are still being defined.

The goals of this book are to outline the history of physician burnout, including the spectrum of definitions and pathologies, along with current thoughts on consequences (for patients, physicians, and the healthcare system overall), and strategies for management, treatment, and improving work-life integration. Prevention and opportunities to improve the healthcare system for all are also encouraged to be discussed.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 26th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: May 24th 2021

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: July 23rd 2021

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: October 11th 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: December 10th 2021

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About the editor

Stanislaw P. Stawicki

St. Luke's University Health Network

Dr. Stanislaw P. Stawicki is Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Research and Innovation, St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A specialist in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care, Dr. Stawicki has co-authored more than 650 scholarly works, including more than twenty books. In addition to national and international medical leadership roles, he is a member of numerous editorial boards. His areas of expertise include blockchain technology, patient safety, academic leadership, health security, mentorship, trauma/critical care, and sonography.

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