Primary Care Reports – May 1, 2023
May 1, 2023
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The Hippocratic Oath: Are We Hurting Ourselves and Each Other?
While there are multiple definitions of well-being, it commonly is described as a dynamic and ongoing process involving self-awareness and healthy choices, resulting in a successful and balanced lifestyle. Burnout results from chronic stress, which leads to emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and decreased feelings of personal accomplishment. Unfortunately, given the rigor of the healthcare profession, healthcare providers often need to remember to consider their emotional well-being while navigating the shift toward an oligopolistic medical industry that perpetuates the cycle by focusing on profit — totaling 18.3% of the gross domestic product.