Posts Tagged ‘burnout’

New Zealand doctors suffering from a burnout ‘epidemic’

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Nearly half of New Zealand doctors have considered leaving medicine because of burnout, a survey has found. A survey of 300 Kiwi doctors by the Medical Protection Society found half felt unable to take a break between procedures, and almost as many did not feel their wellbeing was a priority at work Read more Related Read more

The epidemic of burnout, depression and suicide in medicine

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The suicides of two medical residents in New York City last fall have thrown a spotlight on a real problem among health care professionals, particularly physicians. Medical students, residents and practicing physicians commonly report symptoms of burnout and depression. Rates vary depending on the group, but range from 20-60%. Frank suicidal ideations (when someone has Read more