We must help physicians at the brink of burnout, depression, and high stress
One patient down. Nine more to go.
My attending politely closed the door behind him and walked back to his computer to chart his patient. His pen crossed off a line from the list that he pulled from his pocket. His schedule was listed in 15-minute intervals.
As we got to the workroom, he sat down, and under his breath, I heard him sigh. It was barely ten o’clock in the morning. …