Burnout, a form of work-related distress, among medical professionals reached epidemic proportions.
As patient care becomes increasingly complicated with the addition of numerous duties on the healthcare professionals such as increasing work load, complex quality measures, arduous licensing requirements, obligatory insurance prerequisites, ever-expanding policy stipulations, coupled with meagre organizational support, medical staff across the nation is plagued with increasing work-related distress. The rates of depression and suicides are increasing among the emotionally withdrawn and exhausted medical professionals. Such a state of affairs is not only detrimental to the individual but it also results in poor patient experience, higher patient mortality rates and higher costs to health systems.
Rajeev Kurapati, MD, offers a guide to recognize burnout and provides practical techniques for developing resilience at both organizational and individual level to regain freedom from burnout. Based on latest evidence-based research, the actionable items provided in this book will help the medical community bring back the joy of practicing medicine.