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This Article Corrects: “Burnout, Drop Out, Suicide: Physician Loss in Emergency Medicine, Part 1”

  • Author(s): Stehman, Christine R.
  • Testo, Zachary
  • Gershaw, Rachel S.
  • Kellogg, Adam R.
  • et al.
Abstract

The authors would like to revise the description on the evolution of the definition of burnout in the Introduction. The introduction formerly stated, “Based on his research, Freudenberger used “burnout” as shorthand for a psychological syndrome with three dimensions: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment.2 Maslach subsequently summarized the dimensions of burnout as “exhaustion,” “cynicism,” and “inefficacy,” providing more identifiable definitions of each dimension that align well with her measurement tool.3” This should be revised to the following: “Based on his experiences, Freudenberger described the phenomenon of “burn-out”, subsequently defined by Maslach as a psychological syndrome with three dimensions: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment.2,3”

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