Sunday, April 06, 2008

Career Burnout - a Healthcare Hazard

Career Burnout - a Healthcare Hazard: "Healthcare workers experience a relatively high risk of career burnout. It's not surprising really, when you consider the emotional intensity of the work and the potential it brings for life-altering, even life-ending, failure.

At highest risk are those most often considered the best providers; the most dedicated caregivers. They often take the job home with them, and are frequently willing to displace personal priorities in order to meet the needs of their patients. They rarely hesitate to take on additional work, have high standards and perfectionist tendencies, and are intensely driven."

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