Burnout and exhaustion in healthcare go well beyond physicians
Studies which look into burnout and job satisfaction in healthcare tend to focus on physicians. However, there is a whole network of people that work around these physicians to facilitate the practice of healthcare. The strain of burnout is not only shouldered by physicians, but by non-physician healthcare workers such as nurses, receptionists, administrative office support workers, business professionals, technicians and technologists.
“Overall baseline rates of high emotional exhaustion, high depersonalization and overall burnout were 21.9%” (link). There should be more research to see how work environments can be improved so that non physicians are happier and burnout can be reduced.
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