Big Ideas Theater | Battling Burnout in Respiratory Care

 Published: April 22, 2020

By: Addie Schiefer


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In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Andrew G. Miller, BSRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, of Duke University Medical Center discusses the three pillars of professional burnout. Burnout tends to be contagious and impacts not only you but effects your colleagues and patients.

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Miller discusses how the climate you work in can ultimately determine your chances of work-place burnout. The Duke Health Safety Center website has steps you can use to take-action against experiences against the threat of burnout. Being able to see the small positive things in your environment over time can help create a more positive outlook on your workday.

This interview also discusses how to see that your colleagues are experiencing burnout and how team leaders can engage with their teams and boost morale.

Big Ideas Theater 2019 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Congress speakers and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these brief interviews.

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Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories by email, AARConnect, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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