Avoiding and Overcoming Burnout

At the May 2009 VHCF Nurse Practitioner Roundtable, Dr. Colleen Kivlahan presented Listening So We Can HEAR, Talking So We Can Be HEARD: How to Avoid Burnout.

Dr. Kivlahan is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Medical Director for Innovation, SchallerAnderson/Aetna, Inc. Her background includes a wealth of experience in the health safety net including volunteer work with Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic in Herndon, Virginia and St Vincent de Paul Homeless Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Download Dr. Kivlahan’s presentation on How to Avoid Burnout and a self assessment Burnout Risk Survey that helps identify the signs and symptoms of nurse practitioner burnout.

Although the focus of the HRSA CAREAction Burnout Tool Kit is on providers who provide HIV/AIDS service, many of the resources are applicable to health safety net providers experiencing burnout.

If you know of a resource or tool that you think should be included on this page, please contact a VHCF program officer at (804) 828-5804.