oa South African Family Practice - Burnout : letter to the editor

Volume 47, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2005;47(7) 4 BURNOUT To the Editor: It was with great interest that I read Couper's account of approaching burnout1 which is indeed a risk to all caregivers. I would like to share some of my experience. I have often felt a prisoner at my practice, being indoors for most of the sunlight hours. One day looking out from the window of my consulting room, I wrote the following poem: As stated by Couper1, doctors need to develop the other areas of their lives in order to be better people and doctors. The seven wellness areas which ..

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