Vol. 14 No. 1 (2021): Year of the Nurse

Stress and Burnout in Doctors: Let's Look Deeper

Professor Nandini Chakraborty MD FRCPsych
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
capt Tom Moore by Aria

Published 2021-01-24


  • COVID-19,
  • Pandemic,
  • Burn-out,
  • Mental Health,
  • Doctors

How to Cite

Chakraborty, N. (2021). Stress and Burnout in Doctors: Let’s Look Deeper. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 14(1), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.38192/14.1.10


Doctors are at risk of stress and burnout. These are longstanding issues which have been identified for decades. Numerous articles talking about work-life balance, mindfulness sessions, regular exercise, meditation, hobbies and a long list of positive activities are as old as the story of stress and burnout in the medical profession. The question remains: after all the knowledge about the existence of stress and burnout among doctors and the plentiful advice that abounds in tackling these, why are we still looking for the answers? What can we see, learn and do which is different?


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