Medical educational study burnout and job satisfaction among general practitioners and occupational physicians during the COVID-19 epidemic
Ioannis Pantelis Adamopoulos 1 2 3 * , Aikaterini Apostolos Frantzana 2 4 , Niki Fotios Syrou 5
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1 Region of Attica, Department of Environmental Hygiene and Sanitarian Public Health Inspections, West Sector of Athens, Athens, GREECE2 Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS3 Research Center of Excellence in Risk & Decision Sciences CERIDES, School of Sciences, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS4 George Papanikolaou General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GREECE5 Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Karies, Trikala, GREECE* Corresponding Author


In this narrative review, general practitioners and occupational physicians (GPOPs) are compared in terms of their burnout and job satisfaction. The studies used show an immediate link between burnout and a lack of job satisfaction. However, it is unclear which of these two factors, which will apparently need to be researched and discovered through more research, influences the growth of the other one. High burnout and low satisfaction rates arise because of intrapersonal variables, factors related to the workplace, and factors related to the dynamics of the workplace environment. There is a remarkable rise in burnout among GPOPs during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is critical psychological interventions be made to address burnout and boost job satisfaction levels as it has a detrimental impact and adverse effect on the medical working environment.


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Article Type: Review Article

ELECTR J MED ED TE, 2024, Volume 17, Issue 1, Article No: em2402

Publication date: 27 Feb 2024

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