Canadian Medical Association

This article looks at physician burnout, recognized as a global health care predicament that puts patient care at risk and has a detrimental effect on medical workforce retention. The health care system is under tremendous pressure, with long working hours, outdated and not fit-for-purpose technologies, and mounting documentation requirements shifting physician focus away from patient care. The resulting work-life imbalance, insufficient job resources, ineffective multidisciplinary teams and dismissive organizational culture all contribute to professional burnout.

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Burnout Stress Depression

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