Research Article| Volume 2, ISSUE 1, P173-181, January 1986

Critical Care Stress and Burnout

  • James P. Orlowski
    Corresponding author: Pediatric and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
    Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Assistant Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit; and Vice-Chairman, Ethics Committee, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
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  • A. Dale Gulledge
    Chairman, Ethics Committee; and Head, Section on Liaison Psychiatry, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
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      Burnout may be one of the most common problems affecting critical care physicians. Burnout can best be defined as disillusionment and a flattening of the effervescence of life.
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