Published: 28 October 2023
Author(s): Simon Dello, Luk Bruyneel, Dorothea Kohnen, Hans De Witte, Wilmar B. Schaufeli, Matthew D. Mchugh, Linda H. Aiken, Walter Sermeus, Magnet4Europe consortium
Issue: March 2024
Section: Original article

Healthcare is becoming increasingly complex [1]. The COVID-19 pandemic arose, in many countries, in a context of prolonged underinvestment, with reduced staffing levels relative to need and poor working conditions contributing to deteriorating mental health of clinicians [2–4]. In the US, over 40 % of physicians report at least one symptom of burnout [5]. In Europe burnout amongst physicians is also prevalent [6]. Burnout has a number of negative consequences for the individual physician, such as increasing risks of depression [7], suicide, and substance abuse.


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