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Sustaining a long career in emergency medicine: Issues for emergency physicians of all ages.

Authors
  • Holmes, John L1, 2
  • 1 Emergency Physician, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 2 Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2019
Volume
31
Issue
6
Pages
1112–1114
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.13370
PMID: 31475436
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Emergency Medicine is a rewarding discipline but 'burnout' can be a problem that Emergency Physicians (EPs) wishing to sustain a long career should take steps to avoid. Particular issues affect those working in regional and remote areas where professional isolation and lack of support may potentially predispose to burnout. Issues specifically affecting senior EPs, especially cognitive and physical decline have largely been neglected. Allowances should be made for experienced EPs approaching retirement from clinical work but who may also still have much to offer. © 2019 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.

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