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Urol Ann. 2020 Jan-Mar;12(1):9-14. doi: 10.4103/UA.UA_107_19. Epub 2019 Nov 7.

Burnout of residents: Overview from various medical institutions - A suggested model for improvement.

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Division of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Department of Surgery, American University of Beirut - Medical Center, Riad El-Solh 1107 2020, Beirut, Lebanon.

Abstract

Background:

Burnout is a common issue among residents across the globe. Although several attempts were made to propose better working hours for residents, burnout is still prevalent as depicted by several studies.

Objectives:

The aim of the paper is to review several worldwide studies related to burnout in residents and propose potential suggestions.

Methods:

The following paper summarizes studies pertinent to burnout in residents from different countries categorized into three main regions: North and South America, Europe, and Middle East. The studies were collected from February 2018 to March 2019.

Results:

Numerous studies across the world have revealed high rates of burnout in residents during the last decades.

Conclusions:

Various awareness and wellness programs, as well as professional counseling sessions, are proposed to help residents overcome burnout.

KEYWORDS:

Burnout; medical residents; patient care; wellness

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