About this video
Burnout is not a new phenomenon, but its increased visibility has given the issue more focus and light, especially in high-stress related fields and professions. New studies and more research interest have indicated that individuals practising or researching medicine rank especially high on the burnout scale. In a study conducted by our module speaker, Dr Susana Banerjee in the journal Annals of Oncology, more than 70% of young oncologists in Europe suffer from symptoms of burnout.
To celebrate and contribute to Mental Health Week 2019, Researcher Academy has collaborated with European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in bringing you a module especially dedicated to dealing with and avoiding burning out. In this module, Dr Susana Banerjee discusses what burn out is, how to recognise it and most importantly, how to avoid one when you work in high-stress environments. Most importantly, she discusses how institutions can support their members in both avoiding and recovering from a burnout, taking the example of ESMO and its work with the new Resilience Task Force.
You will come away with a new understanding of what burnout is, how you can support yourself in having a healthy work-life balance and use your institution in both seeking support from and providing support to its members.