Are you feeling the burnout?


To bring awareness to the urgent problem of clinician burnout and help advance solutions and strategies, Patient Safety, a multiple award–winning journal dedicated to preventing harm and improving safety, will publish a special themed issue on burnout, fatigue, and depression in healthcare next January.

Employees of every stripe are experiencing burnout in unprecedented numbers, especially essential workers and those on the front lines of patient care. Already a growing concern before the pandemic arrived, clinician burnout is rising at an alarming rate, impacting the mental health and well-being of physicians, nurses, residents, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers—as well as the safety of those who rely on them.

If you have a manuscript related to clinician burnout, we invite you to send it to us by May 31, 2022.

We welcome submissions from anywhere in the world: original research articles, focused reviews, perspectives, commentaries, quality improvement studies, or other manuscripts related to how burnout has been affecting healthcare workers, patients, and health facilities and systems. A panel of guest editors will select articles for publication in a special issue of Patient Safety on January 17, 2023.

Our journal is open access and peer-reviewed. We have more than 50,000 readers in all 50 states and 165 countries.

For more information and to submit a manuscript, visit or email