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Burnout in Healthcare Workers: Prevalence, Impact and Preventative Strategies

Authors De Hert S

Received 7 July 2020

Accepted for publication 13 October 2020

Published 28 October 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 171—183

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/LRA.S240564

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Stefan Wirz


Stefan De Hert

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Correspondence: Stefan De Hert
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent University, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, Ghent B-9000, Belgium
Tel +32 9 332 32 81
Email stefan.dehert@ugent.be

Abstract: Approximately, one in three physicians is experiencing burnout at any given time. This may not only interfere with own wellbeing but also with the quality of delivered care. This narrative review discusses several aspects of the burnout syndrome: prevalence, symptoms, etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, impact, and strategies on how to deal with the problem.

Keywords: burnout, healthcare worker, prevalence, impact, symptoms, prevention

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