“Physician Burnout in the Modern Era”

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Portrait of Dr. Paul Gachet by Vincent van Gogh
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In “Physician Burnout in the Modern Era”, Dr. Daniel Marchalik looks at physicians’ professional stress through a historical lens. By examining different historical moments —from 19th century accounts of the “distinguished success” to “scandalous misconduct” of medical apprentices, to the 1970s advances in our understanding of burnout—, he considers the effects of the new wave of modernization on physicians.

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