Depression. Exhaustion. Dissatisfaction. An overall sense of failure… these are just some of the symptoms that can leave physicians feeling empty and unable to heal their client base.
When push comes to shove, all of this fatigue and emotion affects the care that is being delivered. It can lead to misdiagnosis, malpractice lawsuits, medical errors, and more. All of these can seriously affect the patient and the provider’s ability to practice long term.
Let’s focus on you… the provider. Physician burnout takes a toll on your mental health. If it goes unaddressed, physician burnout leaves you feeling unable, ill-equipped, or like a failure as a provider all together.