Burnout is a state of mental and physical exhaustion related to work or caregiving activities. Medical Residents Burnout is caused by not having enough time with patients, working too many hours, keeping up with patient demand, and worrying about online reputation.
The most common symptoms are loss of motivation, feeling helpless, detachment, negative outlook, decreased work satisfaction, feeling tired, and tiredness that does not respond to rest. Things that institutions can do to prevent burnout are raising awareness about depression during training and promoting a supportive culture. Tips to prevent burnout are engaging in regular exercise, spend time with family and friends and identify the things you can and can’t control at work.
To conclude, talk to a resident representative and find out how you can lessen the demands of work. The benefits of feeling better are so worth it.