Healthcare professionals face daily challenges that tax their physical and mental health. This is especially true now, during the COVID-19 crisis.
When it all becomes "too much," burnout results.
The burnout problem not only affects healthcare providers themselves -- it also has a significant impact on their family members and even their patients.
Greg Hammer, MD, is a pediatric intensive care physician, pediatric anesthesiologist, and professor at Stanford University Medical Center. In his new book, GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals, he explores this devastating issue and what can be done to solve it.
Dr. Hammer joins Dr. Susanne to explain all of the potential causes of burnout, what steps can be taken to address it, and why there is hope for the future.