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Four in 10 GPs taking time off for burnout


The counsellor that I saw when I was suffering from burnout, depression and stress asked me one question. "Why do you continue to do this?" As I could not answer that question. Made arrangements to leave. She ( with an apology for breaching her codes) sent me a watsapp message of congratulations when I changed my status to retired. People who take time out to think, get advice, and recover are unlikely to re-enter the workforce with the same commitment. They will either reduce their hours or leave. Partner over 20 years, trainer.

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15 Dec 2014

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