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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 22-25

Stress and the medical practitioner


Department of Anaesthesia, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Yvonne Dabota Buowari
Department of Anaesthesia, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/NJGP.NJGP_13_17

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Stress is a complex phenomenon difficult to define but occurs every day and medical practitioners are not left out. There are many sources of stress for medical doctors including hectic work schedule, lack of sleep and food because of calls and emergencies and these give rise to adverse effects on the health of the doctor who is to care for the health of the populace. This is a review article after searching different online search engines including PubMed, Google and other literature on the topic and studies carried on stress at the workplace especially how it affects medical doctors. There is need to incorporate stress management programs amongst doctors to prevent burnout and medical errors which can lead to litigation.


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