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Alarming number of cancer medics suffering burnout and stress16 Feb 9:00pm

Alarming number of cancer medics suffering burnout and stress

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Oncologists worldwide experiencing emotional exhaustion and depression with some resorting to sedatives, finds study Alarming numbers of cancer doctors experience high levels of burnout, stress, sleep problems and depression, with some resorting to alcohol or sedatives to cope, research suggests. Meta-analysis of 43 existing studies, published on Friday in Psycho-Oncology, revealed that many oncologists were struggling with the burden of dealing with suffering patients, distressed relatives and heavy workloads. It found that a third of cancer doctors were suffering from high burnout, defined as high emotional exhaustion, and a quarter had mental health problems.
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