Physicians As Shock Absorbers: The Structural Sources of Discontent in Medicine


  • Tania Jenkins, PhD

    Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research



Behavioral Health, Emerging Models and Innovations, Staffing


Despite repeated calls for systemic solutions to physician stress, few studies have actually examined how “the system works”—ie, how structural factors intersect in real-time to create unhealthy work environments. This webinar explored how organizational-, professional-, and societal-level factors intersect to shape wellbeing and job satisfaction, based on an 8-month ethnography at an urban pediatrics clinic.

This webinar was cosponsored by HWTAC and AcademyHealth’s Health Workforce Interest Group.


1 hour

Event Date

April 26, 2023