Our Conclusions on the JAMA Internal Medicine 'Physician Burnout' Report

Conclusions: burnout is more common among physicians than among other US workers. 'Physicians in specialties at the front line of care access seem to be at greatest risk.' .... When you have to move on from telling someone that your family member died after 30 minutes of efforts of resuscitation, and then being assigned 4 patients back to back within the next 45 minutes after that encounter, there is NO ADEQUATE time for nurses or physicians to go through a proper grieving process. It's 'business as usual' as I've been told by an 'outsider looking in'. However, the human impact is real on both ends.