Physician BurnoutCreated by:
The 40 hour workweek takes on a different route for most health care professionals. Somehow, the rest of the world are having "normal" schedules while heath care practitioners are expected to be available 24/7 for patients requiring needed health care. Compassion and service might be one of the reasons why we enter this field, but somehow, due to the demands and our limited physical, mental and emotional capacities, compassion makes it to the bottom of the priorities as we try to give the physical care patients need. A recent interview of an ER doctor featured in Humans of New York stated that ," I guess I thought that everyone would be compassionate, and would help each other, and would be nice to each other. And don’t get me wrong—I work with a lot of compassionate people. But the stress just erodes people. There’s a lot of tension and anger." Here is some of the things that we can do to prevent burnout from happening.