Emotional Exhaustion among Doctors in a Tertiary care Hospital: A Cross-sectional Study.

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Parth Dharmesh Shah
Vaishal Dushyant Chokshi
Aalapi B Prajapati
Aatman N Parikh


The practice of medicine is one of the most distinctive and demanding profession in the world. It is incredibly meaningful and fulfilling on a personal and professional basis, but is also associated with a higher degree of emotional and physical exhaustion. This study aims to find out an association between occupational exhaustion and various factors that may affect the same.
Aims and Objectives:                                           
To assess emotional exhaustion among resident doctors and faculty doctors of a tertiary care hospital by applying appropriate measures.
To find correlation between emotional exhaustion and socio-demographic variables.
To assess a correlation between duration of working hours and emotional exhaustion.
A statistically significant correlation was obtained between occupational exhaustion and their age, working hours as well as designation within the healthcare system.

Many a times the mental health of health-care providers themselves may be at risk, and it is of utmost importance to identify and help them cope with their mental health issues, owing to exhaustion .

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Parth Dharmesh Shah, Vaishal Dushyant Chokshi, Aalapi B Prajapati, & Aatman N Parikh. (2023). Emotional Exhaustion among Doctors in a Tertiary care Hospital: A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 577–582. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/1051


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