Physician burnout should not be considered as a mere professional problem, as its repercussions may affect patients. Dr Art Caplan, director of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University Langone Medical Center, noted in a recent video published on Medscape that over 50% of doctors feel burned out. They suffer from compassion fatigue, are unable to empathize with patients, and may commit more potentially harmfully errors as a result. What types of solutions can we propose to improve the conditions and healthcare environments in which physicians work?
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