What we do is hard. We take care of patients on the worst days of their lives. Ignoring the reality of burnout, like I did, will only set you up for failure. Recognize the signs and take the time to appreciate the gratitude that our patients provide on a daily basis.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 36 – No 04 – April 2017
Dr. Thomas is an emergency medicine resident at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.
- Peckham C. Medscape emergency medicine lifestyle report 2016: bias and burnout. Medscape website. Accessed March 13, 2017.