“What’s burning out health care workers is less the grueling conditions we practice under, and more our dwindling faith in the systems for which we work.” So writes Eric Reinhart, a physician at Northwestern University, in this piece about burnout among doctors. The big picture here—that demoralization about contributing to a broken system is a bigger issue than overwork—is one that I think applies broadly to a lot of other industries, tech among them. It’s true that too much work and too little stability is a big part of the epidemic of burnout we’re in; but people’s faith (or lack thereof) in the systems in which they work is at least an equal contributor. And just as challenging a problem to solve.
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