Burnout in COVID-19 Residency

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 8 | Issue 1 |  Jan-Jun 2023 | page: 18-24 | Sachin Kale, Pratik Dhabalia, Ajit Chalak, Abhiraj Patel, Abhineet Chand, Sonali Das

DOI: :10.13107/jcorth.2023.v08i01.551

Author: Sachin Kale [1], Pratik Dhabalia [1], Ajit Chalak [1], Abhiraj Patel [1], Abhineet Chand [1], Sonali Das [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, DY Patil Medical College and Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Abhiraj Patel,

Department of Orthopaedics, DY Patil Medical College and Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.



Introduction: Burnout is a syndrome denoting the outcome of chronic work stress which has not been managed successfully. Burnout has only sometimes been at the forefront of studies in healthcare, where patient care and management have received more attention. This study focuses particularly on burnout of residents and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed the working environment.

Material and Methods: Questionnaires in the form of surveys have been used to receive feedback regarding work experience within the bubble of isolation and high patient load unique to COVID-19 pandemic. A full and complete analysis of the research is provided after the definition, description, and measurement of burnout are given.

Results: According to a review of the burnout literature, burnout affects medical students, residents, and practicing doctors, with prevalence rates ranging from 28% to 45% for each group. First-year residency during the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, is plagued with unmanageable burnout symptoms and a depleted support system. Burnout among residents is said to be caused by time demands, a lack of control, poor work organization, naturally challenging employment settings, and interpersonal connections. Workplace solutions might take the form of burnout education, workload adjustments, diversifying job roles, stress management training, mentorship, emotional intelligence seminars, and training in emotional intelligence. In addition, developing interpersonal and professional relationships, meditation, therapy, and exercise are examples of self-directed behavioral, social, and physical activities..

Conclusion: Educators should consider including pertinent instructions and interventions during the process of instructing resident doctors. In addition, they should actively become aware of burnout. Early detection aids in better management of burnout.

Keywords: burnout, COVID-19, residency, work-life balance.


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How to Cite this article: Kale S, Dhabalia P, Chalak A, Patel A, Chand A, Das S. Burnout in COVID-19 Residency. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jan-Jun 2023;8(1):18-24.

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