Dealing With Medical Residents Burnout
Medical Residents burnout occurs when a medical professional is so burned out that they no longer feel good about their abilities. A combination of factors often causes this. Some burnout occurs as a direct result of overexertion on the part of the medical professional, their workload, or both. In other cases, burnout can occur due to not feeling prepared for a new or different type of treatment being given to a patient. To prevent burnout from occurring in the future, a medical professional should review their current situation and try to pinpoint the problem to identify whether they are truly prepared or over-prepared.
A large part of a medical resident’s responsibility is to help doctors in practice by providing support. This means that if a resident’s work becomes difficult or they cannot complete a specific task, it is important that they report their issues to the supervisor. The issue could range from patient safety concerns to improper documentation. Whatever the reason for the burnout, the results should always be the same. Medical residents should not let their work suffer because they are not willing to do what it takes to better their skills