12 Aug 2016

Half of senior doctors suffering burnout - survey

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 12 August 2016

A survey by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists suggests half of senior doctors and dentists are suffering physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. It was carried out by Dr Charlotte Chambers, who spoke to Nine to Noon last year about another study which showed three out of four senior doctors said they were going to work despite suffering an infectious illness. Nine to Noon also speaks to Dr Justin Barry-Walsh, the ASMS Wellington president and a forensic psychiatrist at Capital and Coast District Health Board.