At the end of 2016 I did a show on burnout that got passed around a lot. At around the same time I began hearing from female doctors saying burnout is a huge issue in their field. Studies show women doctors burn out at higher rates than men. And given so many of us have at least one woman doctor in our lives, that can't be good for any of us.
In this show we talk about why this is happening. We discuss a lack of empathy in a profession that on the surface seems to be all about it; how women judge one another’s success, and how they can help eachother.
My guests are family doctor Robin Devine and maternal fetal medicine specialist Heather Anaya.
You can also read a transcript of the show.
Further reading: A piece on the Harvard study on elderly hospital patients doing better under the care of female doctors.
Why are Women Leaving Medicine? from ModernMedicine.com.
Female Doctors Have High Rates of Burnout - Here's Why via Healthcare Business & Technology.