Background: Burnout among postgraduate medical trainees is common. It is a syndrome characterised by emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and reduced personal accomplishment. Burnout is seen as an organisational problem rather than the result of an individual's ability to cope with the stress at work. The educational environment can play a pivotal role in the prevention of burnout among postgraduate medical trainees. This narrative literature review is aimed at assessing the effect of the educational environment on burnout in postgraduate doctors-in-training. Methods: A search of the databases Medline and PscyInfo for articles published between and was performed with the key words 'burnout' and 'educational environment' or 'clinical learning environment' or 'postgraduate medical education' or 'learning environment'.
Background: Interest in the well-being of physicians has increased because of their contributions to the healthcare system quality. There is growing recognition that physicians are exposed to workplace factors that increase the risk of work stress. Long-term exposure to high work stress can result in burnout. Reports from around the world suggest that about one-third to one-half of physicians experience burnout. Understanding the outcomes associated with burnout is critical to understanding its affects on the healthcare system.
High nurse turnover is an ever-present problem that leaves the other staff members to fight, stress out and run the risk of also becoming that burnt out nurse or having compassion fatigue as well. Compassion fatigue and burnt out nurses puts nurses at high risk for poor judgments and incorrect assessments Young, Jong So with both nurses and patients at the weakest point could cause an increase in health. Nursing is a very demanding job and can have an overall impact on the nurse both mentally and physically.