Nurses Social workers Teachers Police officers Legal profession GPs 25% of healthcare workers suffer from it
Over demanding patients, with unrealistic expectations Keeping up to date Unscheduled care Practice management Juggling lots of responsibilities Diminishing income with higher targets Constantly changing practices Revalidation
Those in group practices Those who always see the same patient Male Those registered with GMC <20 years
Married for 10 years with 3 children ages 9, 5 and 2 years. GPST3- see lots of patients CSA Professional development inc eporfolio, work based assessments etc Bishop
“An experience of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion, caused by long term involvement in situations that are emotionally demanding” “Is the index of dislocation between what people are and what they have to do. It represents an erosion in values, dignity, spirit, and will and erosion of the human soul”
Poor concentration Insomnia Insomnia Poor productivity and more mistakes Guilt Denial Loss of libido Depression This may be followed by: Becoming uncooperative and resistant to change Resentment Frustrated, bored Feeling isolated Paranoia Irritability Aggressiveness, short temper This may progress yet further to: Poor timekeeping Indecision Avoidance behaviour Apathy Amnesia Withdrawn Alcoholism, drug dependence or other inappropriate behaviour Alcoholismdrug dependence
How can we prevent burnout? How can we continue to see the many changes we face as an opportunity rather than a threat? How can we ascertain that we face each day with vitality and excitement rather than yearning for the day when our superannuation contributions will summate to a satisfactory pension? What is the secret of eternal youth?
PDP Specialist interests Trainer Delegate Know your personal limits Say “no” Don’t neglect family Interests outside of medicine Look for practice with harmonious relationship Physical activity Have boundaries between home and work Evolve Book holidays well in advance
Good home-work life balance is key Choose future practice carefully Know your interests and boundaries Evolve- always see opportunity in change Essential to be happy GP Try not to take your home with you
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