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Letters Burnout in healthcare

Burnout in healthcare: how our behaviours affect others

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 20 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5573
  1. U MacFadyen, paediatrician (retired)
  1. Stirling Community Hospital, Stirling FK8 2AU, UK
  1. fluteruter51{at}

Montgomery and colleagues rightly identify organisational responsibilities for many of the contributors to medical burnout.1 But this does not exempt the individual from interpersonal behaviours that affect the wellbeing, resilience, and job satisfaction of others. Consider a simple “thank you” to the foundation doctor called from the other …

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