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Connections: Dr. Lucy McBride on redefining burnout


In a new piece for the Atlantic, Dr. Lucy McBride addresses burnout, and makes the case that the term should be used beyond the mental and physical fallout one may experience from work. She writes, "As a primary-care doctor, I'm witnessing the physical-health toll of collective trauma -- high blood pressure, headaches, herniated discs. And this has been before many people have returned to the office or resumed their pre-pandemic schedules."

McBride joins us for the hour to discuss why she thinks burnout should be redefined to include the mental and physical effects of stress in any sphere of life. Our guest:

  • Lucy McBride, M.D., practicing internal medicine physician in Washington, D.C., and contributor to the Atlantic

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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