Surgery: Current Research

ISSN - 2161-1076


Assessing Burnout in Surgical Resident in a Private Tertiary Care Hospital

Farhad Hussain*, Sheeraz ur Rehman, Shahzaib Habib, Muhammad Rafay, Ayesha Farhad

Burnout in health care professionals has gained significant attention over the last decade secondary to concerns regarding job performance and patient care. Residency is a stressful period in a physician’s development where skills in a specialty need to be gained while delivering quality patient care, leading to high levels of responsibility yet they may feel they control very little. Due to this arrangement residents are prone to develop burnout. Burnout is inevitable and every resident experiences this phenomenon during their training. It is known why it happens, so strategies could be applied to reduce it. Residents in private tertiary care hospitals have long weekly working hours, sleep deprivation, post-call clinical responsibilities, and difficult working conditions, all these factors are known to be predisposing factors for burnout syndrome [1,2]. Overall, burnout is associated with multiple negative consequences for both residents and patients; these include depression, risk of medical errors, and negative effects on patient safety.