Doctors in distress

  title={Doctors in distress},
  author={Sharmila Devi},
  journal={The Lancet},

Burnout among French GPs in training

Background French GPs in training have an important role in making hospitals function and are the future workforce, however burnout among this group is not uncommon.

Medical Doctors and Dementia: A Longitudinal Study

To examine the association between being a medical doctor and the risk of incident dementia, a large number of patients with confirmed or suspected dementia have had a doctor-patient relationship.

Interventions to minimise doctors’ mental ill-health and its impacts on the workforce and patient care: the Care Under Pressure realist review

Interventions to tackle doctors’ mental ill-health and its impact on the clinical workforce and patient care were reviewed, drawing on diverse literature sources and engaging iteratively with diverse stakeholder perspectives to produce actionable theory.

Do doctors have hidden distress; a study conducted at tertiary care hospital at Lahore.

Almost one-third of the doctors had distress under the significant impact of multiple factors, and demographic features and level of job satisfaction were taken as independent variables.

Psycho-emotional Stress in Pediatric Cardiac Units 190

Characterizing experiences with constructs including burnout, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, and moral distress and examining the contexts in which they emerge is essential for supporting the well-being and increasing the longevity of professionals working in critical-care environments.

The Kubler-Ross model, physician distress, and performance reporting

Application of the Kubler-Ross 'five stages of grief' model—a conceptual framework consisting of a series of emotional stages inspired by work with terminally ill patients—could provide some insight into why physicians are reluctant to accept emerging quality-reporting mechanisms.

Burnout in physicians.

A perspective on burnout among doctors is provided, including an overview of symptoms, the scale of the problem, the implications and causes of burnout and, finally, a strategic framework to provide a basis for managing it.

Exemplary Physicians' Strategies for Avoiding Burnout

The results showed that techniques for avoiding burnout varied and included setting limits, sharing issues with family and friends, physical exercise, cultivating relaxation, and humor.

Self-referrals to a doctors' mental health service over 10 years.

More than half of doctors scored above the thresholds for burnout and psychological distress and these proportions were consistent over 10 years, suggesting doctors may be more willing to seek help than a decade ago.