Doctors Aren’t Burned Out From Overwork. We’re Demoralized by Our Health System.
By Eric Reinhart, M.D., Ph.D.
The New York Times, February 5, 2023
Doctors have long diagnosed many of our sickest patients with “demoralization syndrome,” a condition commonly associated with terminal illness that’s characterized by a sense of helplessness and loss of purpose. American physicians are now increasingly suffering from a similar condition, except our demoralization is not a reaction to a medical condition, but rather to the diseased systems for which we work.
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