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First Opinion: Physicians Aren’t ‘Burning Out.’ They’re Suffering From Moral Injury

(STAT) July 26, 2018 - Physicians on the front lines of health care today are sometimes described as going to battle. It’s an apt metaphor. Physicians, like combat soldiers, often face a profound and unrecognized threat to their well-being: moral injury.

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Jeff Patton, M.D. (Posted: July 27, 2018)

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I found this article both fascinating and enlightening. I had not thought of "burnout" in terms of moral injury but it makes total sense. Regulators, bureaucracy and technology have gotten between patients and providers and it is literally sucking the life out of providers. We have to address these issues and a grand scale. Having practiced for 25 years I can say with confidence the experience of providers has deteriorated significantly.

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