Health Professional Burnout: An (Un)Ethical Consequence of Modern Health Care?

Shevell M.
Submitted: November, 2019

It is time that health care professionals, policy makers and the general public recognize the underlying moral dimensions of burnout. This recognition is an essential precondition to work collectively to articulate responses that minimize the distress and injury being experienced by our health care professionals. Providing a moral framework to the structural analysis may also serve to expedite the formulation of remediating policies that have the broad support of all stakeholders, whose consensual apparent aim is a morally just, sustainable and effective health care system