Job-Related Burnout and Patient Safety

Job-related burnout can have a significant impact on patient safety in healthcare settings. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress, and it can lead to a reduced ability to perform work-related tasks effectively. Here are some ways in which job-related burnout can affect patient safety:

Medical errors: Burnout can lead to a decrease in attention to detail and accuracy, which can increase the risk of medical errors. These errors can have serious consequences for patients, including injury or death.

Communication breakdown: Burnout can lead to communication breakdown among healthcare professionals, which can affect the coordination of care and patient safety

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