Harvard Health Blog
Physician burnout can affect your health
By: Peter Grinspoon, MD, Contributing Editor There is a severe and worsening epidemic of physician burnout in the United States, which threatens the health of doctors and patients alike. What is burnout? How does it affect doctors? And, how can this affect patient care? Finally, what can be done about this issue, to breathe life and energy back into the field of medicine? What does physician burnout look like?