The Prevalence and Severity of Burnout Among Academic Orthopaedic Departmental Leaders

Saleh, Khaled J.; Quick, James Campbell; Conaway, Mark; Sime, Wesley E.; Martin, Wayne; Hurwitz, Shepard; Einhorn, Thomas A.
April 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Apr2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 4, p896
Academic Journal
The article reports on the risk of burnout, a state of physical and mental exhaustion to medical professionals. Chronic fatigue, weakness, and negative attitude towards themselves, others, and towards work are the syndromes of burnout. A study conducted among the academic professionals of the departments of obstetrics and gynecology in Puerto Rico and the U.S. showed that 22% of them were not satisfied with their position.


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