Burnout impacts transplant surgeons

28 julio 2014

Despite saving thousands of lives yearly, nearly half of organ transplant surgeons report a low sense of personal accomplishment and 40 percent feel emotionally exhausted, according to a new American study on transplant surgeon burnout. Burnout is characterized by high emotional exhaustion, high depersonalization and low levels of personal accomplishment, one expert says, explaining people with burnout often feel emotionally drained, overextended and distant or having a lack of feelings toward patients.