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Burnout and the Great Resignation

Strategies to beat burnout and keep your workforce motivated.
May 19, 2022
Gregory P. Couser, MD, MPH

Optimizing Potential – Beating Burnout

The great resignation is being felt everywhere, and it’s evident burnout is a major driving factor. Over 60% of healthcare professionals report “checking out” already and 20% of doctors have plans to leave. 

Depression and anxiety are rampant in the field. Studies have shown that even younger healthcare professionals reported plans to leave due to negative impacts on their mental health. 

Burnout also leads to poor patient care and depersonalization. 26% of health care workers in hospitals are angry (The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation survey). This isn’t a problem that can be solved with recommended meditation or exercise, as you already know. We need to tackle the root of the problem or else risk fueling the burnout epidemic. 

That’s why GIBLIB and Mayo Clinic have brought you Optimizing Potential – Beating Burnout Conference to provide a comprehensive conference on dealing with and preventing burnout. One of our most timely courses yet, this is something institutional leaders have asked for and we're proud to offer. 

This conference is aimed to equip clinicians to recognize and respond to burnout by shifting the paradigm from a traditional medical model to a preventive model. Gregory P. Couser, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic explores personal lifestyle habits, values, ideal work, life scenarios, concrete goals, and the importance of positive support systems. 

Medical institutional leaders can learn more about how to recognize symptoms of burnout, how to limit your risk with the right support system, how to adapt your goals to a rapidly changing environment, how to determine what you want your future to look like, and more.

Schedule a Demo and Get One-Month Free Access to this and other Conferences, Courses, Medical Lectures, Surgical Procedures, and more, all on GIBLIB.

Gregory P. Couser, MD, MPH Discusses the Following:


Assessing where your time goes and how to shift more of it to areas you prefer. Learning Objectives: Recall how to adapt goals to a rapidly changing environment; Determine values (secret identity): higher-order goals; Cite specific high goals that are better than easy/vague goals.

Secret Identity

How you can look at your own life and discover what you value most. Learning Objectives: Examine how values influence choices and behaviors in your own life; By the end of this section, you should have picked your top five values and top 3 strengths.

Super Allies

The importance of having support to reduce burnout. Learning Objectives: Explain how social support is important for preventing our own burnout and burnout in our patients; Identify at least one specific potential source for emotional support.


How to recognize life stressors and ways to mitigate them. Learning Objectives: Appraise your own habits related to diet, exercise, sleep and seeking help; Assess aspects of life s demands and what can be controlled.

Mental Projection I and II

How to determine what you want your future to look like. Examine your future life in the ideal; By the end of this section, in one sentence, describe your ideal scenarios for life and for work.

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