Burnout in anesthesiology

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Background and objectives: Burnout is a chronic condition caused by high levels of stress and anesthesiology is a stressful medical specialty with more vulnerability to burnout. The aim of this study is to review the characteristics and impact of burnout in anesthesiology. Contents: In this review, the stressors and risk factors, manifestations, assessment, complications, management and prevention of burnout as well as the inconsistent research found in the state‐of‐art are approached. Conclusions: Anesthesiologists are in a high‐risk group to develop burnout, with different manifestations and consequences such as suicide or medical errors. Although there is no specific treatment yet, there are a lot of helpful measures to cope this condition. Prevention is considered an important step in order to reduce the prevalence of burnout.

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Sousa, A. R. C., & Mourão, J. I. de B. (2018, September 1). Burnout in anesthesiology. Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology. Elsevier Editora Ltda. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjan.2018.04.002

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