BURNOUT – when the shame is worse than failure

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BURNOUT – when the shame is worse than failure

Candle, burn-out

WORKFORCE research by the RNZCGP has found one in five GPs feel burned out by the stresses of their jobs. The numbers are stark enough, but two well-known GPs, both with more than 20 years’ experience in their practices, have decided to go public with their very personal stories of workplace burnout. They describe to Cliff Taylor how it felt to go over the edge, and back again

The force of shame is very powerful in doctors. Doctors who burnt out are talked about in whispered tones. They disappear for a while, Dr O’Hagan has come through her dark days and is keen to shed light on the stigma associated with GP burnout, Lucy O'hagan - burnout