How much stress at work can you take?

Stressful work in the NICU I loved my work in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) because there was always some excitement, plenty of intellectual challenges, and various procedures to perform. Some days working in NICU, however, I felt like a fireman running around putting out fires – one baby deteriorating here, another baby needing…

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4 Studies Reveal High Rates of Burnout in Healthcare Workers

Burnout among all physicians Forty-seven percent of physicians reported feeling burned out last year. This is up from a rate of 42 percent in 2020. These data were published Januray 21, 2022 in Medscape’s 2021 “Physician Burnout & Depression Report“. Medscape surveyed 13,069 physicians in 29 specialties from June 29 to Sept. 26, 2021, with…

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Do Physicians Know Signs & Symptoms of Burnout?

Physicians may not know when to reach out for help: Physicians care for their patients – working long hours and extra shifts, managing all the usual hassles day after day, caring for sick and sometimes dying patients – generally without complaints. It is easy for them to ignore the effects of unmanaged stress in their…

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