Burnout has been reported to affect 40-60+% of US physicians. Last year, 10% of physicians left the practice of medicine, a number far higher than what would be expected for “normal retirement.” Burnout is likely one of the causes for physicians leaving medicine, making it a threat to building our wealth. (unless they left after having built their wealth but I suspect many were not at that point)
Talbot and Dean argued that physicians aren’t burning out, they are facing moral injury.
In this episode, I talk about the terms of burnout and moral injury, the historical context of when those terms started to apply to those in healthcare, as well as the signs and symptoms.
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