Resident Review  |   April 2014
Burnout in Residents
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Education / CPD / Resident Review
Resident Review   |   April 2014
Burnout in Residents
ASA Monitor 04 2014, Vol.78, 54-55.
ASA Monitor 04 2014, Vol.78, 54-55.
Have you ever felt burned out at work? Emotionally depleted? Cynical about or detached from your patients? Stressed and overwhelmed?1 These feelings of burnout are common in residents, so if you answered “yes,” you’re not alone. This problem is very real for many of us. The early-morning didactic sessions, 24-hour workdays and the weeks without a day off – we practice challenging tasks repetitively in hopes to one day achieve attending status. We set high individual standards and, once those have been accomplished, we reset to higher ones. The daily grind is a familiar concept that makes residents susceptible to breakdown and burnout. We see it in the workplace every day.
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