oa South African Family Practice - Facing and dealing with burnout : editorial

Volume 47, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Editorial Editorial Burnout is a common problem in the medical profession, not least among family physicians. It has been defined as a state of mental and/or physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress1. Burnout has become so common in fact that the American Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) since 2001 has required that all hospitals have a process in place for addressing physician well-being2. Yet it is not an issue that has been given much attention in the South African context. It is for this reason that South African Family Practice decided to focus specifically on ..

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