One of My Burnout Posts on Today’s KevinMD

“In medicine these days, we seem to do more rescuing difficult situations than mastering an art that inspires and rewards us: The very skills that make us good at our jobs can be the ones that make us burn out.

Doctors are so good at solving problems and handling emergencies that we often fall into the trap of doing more and more of that just because we are able to, even though it’s not always the right thing to do – even though it costs us energy and consumes a little bit of life force every time we do it. And it’s not always the case that we are asked to do this. We are pretty good at putting ourselves in such situations because of what we call our work ethic.”

— Read on www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/08/4-pitfalls-that-run-through-the-minds-and-daily-realities-of-primary-care-doctors.html

2 Responses to “One of My Burnout Posts on Today’s KevinMD”


  1. 1 Darla Grossman August 7, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    I really love this article. Would you be able to give us permission to re-print this in our county medical society magazine It is the Vanderburgh County (In) Medical Society‘s The Monitor. Thank you !

    Darla Grossman,MD President, VCMS

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