Burnout syndrome among critical care healthcare workers

  title={Burnout syndrome among critical care healthcare workers},
  author={Nathalie Embriaco and Laurent Papazian and Nancy Kentish-Barnes and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Pochard and {\'E}lie Azoulay},
  journal={Current Opinion in Critical Care},
Purpose of reviewBurnout syndrome is a psychological state resulting from prolonged exposure to job stressors. Because ICUs are characterized by a high level of work-related stress, a factor known to increase the risk of burnout syndrome, we sought to review the available literature on burnout syndrome in ICU healthcare workers. Recent findingsBased on most recent studies, severe burnout syndrome (as measured using the Maslach Burnout Inventory) is present in about 50% of critical care… 

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