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Surgery: A High Stress Job

            • As surgeons, we are:

                   • Exposed to high levels of stress in our day-to-day work and often face

                      uncertainties in our practice.

                   • Exposed to a range of emotions, including a need to rescue the patient, a

                      sense of failure and frustration when the patient's illness progresses, feelings

                      of powerlessness against illness and associated losses.

                   • At greater risk of experiencing mental disorders, substance abuse, suicide,

                      and impairment in functioning.

              • Less likely to talk about the above…because we are SURGEONS.

                                                                                                                                    Kumar. Healthcare. 2016, 4,37, pp1-9.
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