Assessment of Physician Well-being, Part Two: Beyond Burnout

West J Emerg Med. 2019 Mar;20(2):291-304. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2019.1.39666. Epub 2019 Feb 28.


Part One of this two-article series reviews assessment tools to measure burnout and other negative states. Physician well-being goes beyond merely the absence of burnout. Transient episodes of burnout are to be expected. Measuring burnout alone is shortsighted. Well-being includes being challenged, thriving, and achieving success in various aspects of personal and professional life. In this second part of the series, we identify and describe assessment tools related to wellness, quality of life, resilience, coping skills, and other positive states.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological / physiology
  • Burnout, Professional / diagnosis
  • Burnout, Professional / psychology*
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Physician Impairment / psychology
  • Physicians / psychology*
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Quality of Life
  • Resilience, Psychological