Samstag, 6. April 2019

Burnout bei Chirurgen

Job stressors faced by surgeons in Germany are no longer acceptable

Undiagnosed burnout and depression is widespread within surgical communities in developed countries. [1, 2] Adequate working conditions—including appropriate workload, satisfactory workplace organisation, and sufficient illness recovery opportunity—are crucial to ensuring the delivery of high quality care, but job stressors, insufficient resource, and the deteriorating mental health of surgeons in Germany are still going unnoticed. [3] Such adverse workplace conditions are not only major risk factors for individual health impairment, but also contribute to error rates and medical malpractice; the situation is no longer acceptable.

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