Professional burnout

  • Editorial Office
  • Pradeep Makan


Could there be a higher calling than the practice of medicine? Medical professionals are entrusted to listen, diagnose, manage, and intervene on behalf of their patients. We unselfishly teach our skills to our students and trainees (registrars and fellows). As surgeons, patients invariably place their ultimate trust in us when they are at their most vulnerable. Our perception of ourselves often becomes altered by the sometimes-unrealistic demands of our work and we forget that we are essentially no different from our fellow man.

Author Biography

Pradeep Makan

BSc(Med), MBChB, FCS SA, MMed(Orth)
President: South African Orthopaedic Association

How to Cite
OFFICE, Editorial; MAKAN, Pradeep. Professional burnout. South African Orthopaedic Journal, [S.l.], p. 10, may 2018. ISSN 2309-8309. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 jan. 2019.
Message from the President

Most read articles by the same author(s)

Obs.: This plugin requires at least one statistics/report plugin to be enabled. If your statistics plugins provide more than one metric then please also select a main metric on the admin's site settings page and/or on the journal manager's settings pages.