Professional burnout

  • Editorial Office
  • Pradeep Makan

Abstract

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

Published
2018-05-02
How to Cite
OFFICE, Editorial; MAKAN, Pradeep. Professional burnout. South African Orthopaedic Journal, [S.l.], p. 10, may 2018. ISSN 2309-8309. Available at: <http://journal.saoa.org.za/index.php/saoj/article/view/224>. Date accessed: 28 may 2018.
Section
Message from the President