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December 2019

January 6, 2020

The Times reports how more than a third of doctors in maternity units are suffering from burnout leaving them exhausted, showing less empathy to patients and more fearful of making mistakes, a study has found. A survey of obstetricians and gynaecologists by researchers at Imperial College, London, found that 36 per cent met the criteria for burnout. This meant they were six times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts, four times more likely to report depression and three times more likely to suffer from anxiety, irritability or anger.

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