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Too many patients?: The stress faced by young doctors and medical students
 

Too many patients?: The stress faced by young doctors and medical students

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It is understandable that, in the face of immense stress, doctors may complain profusely about having too many patients. However, this doctor has observed that such complaints come predominantly from the trainee doctors or students - let's explore this phenomenon.
 
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10 Jan 2017 - General
 
Doctors are trained to work under an enormous amount of pressure, whether it comes from too many patients. too much work or workplace problems. BUt at the end, even the most skilled person comes to a breaking point. In my country, we are being teste...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz
As long as you meet difficulties and obstacles in your career or even your life, you should keep in mind that you will be stronger and all of these will be in the pas...
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When I was doing my internship, there were so many patients to cover by a single house officer. Approximately 40 in number. When the consultant did the ward rounds I could not remember all the facts and then he gets panic. This is the commonest thin ...
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I heard the same sentiments from our resident doctors. For example, having 3 days straight duty. Usually, our resident will vent out that it is really exhausting having this kind of schedule most especially when there are so many patients to attend. ...
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I have been on perpetual duty for quite some time, and based from my experience, it is not the long working hours that are stressful for me. It is understaffing and inefficient systems, which I find more stressful than anything else. These factors pr...
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Just as coin has two sides. This argument also has two sides. On one side, the knowledge and experience required by a doctor to develop his/her acumen can only be honed through seeing more patients. On the other, a doctor will be tired and may cause...
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I wouldn't be surprised if some medical students and young doctors would develop stress-induced health issues due to the burden of their chosen career path. However, it would be very advantageous to always keep an optimistic outlook when being fa...
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This article describes well the challenging work load juniors have to go through in their early years of career. On the one hand, it is really stressful and inhumane sometimes to work continuously for 36 hours while you are expected to deliver zero m...
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