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Clif Cleaveland, M.D. | Storm clouds grow over clinical medicine

Published Aug. 13 2018 | By Dr. Clif Cleaveland

Increasing numbers of physicians report symptoms of burnout — a combination of unrelenting, physical and mental fatigue that results from caring for sick and injured people. Symptoms may occur during medical school, residency training or practice. If ignored, burnout can lead to early retirement or dropping out of medical practice for other employment or, in extreme cases, to suicide.



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