oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Burnout : when there is no more fuel for the fire : guest editorial

Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Doctors practising in anaesthesia are constantly working in a high-fidelity, high-stakes environment. Causes for this are numerous, with long working hours, sustained vigilance, the unpredictability of stressful situations, fear of litigation, team work and production pressure. Chronic exposure to these stressors can lead to burnout syndrome.

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