Pathology in the medical profession? Taking the pulse of physician wellness and burnout.

Schrijver I.
Submitted: September, 2016

Reviewed large online physician surveys across specialties, published through December 2015. Physicians learn to tolerate burnout symptoms despite negative personal consequences. Long-term work-related stress, however, may lead to the potential for negative effects on the quality of patient care, and to attrition. Interestingly, the factors that enhance physician fulfillment and those that may precipitate burnout symptoms are distinct. Optimization of