Stress, burnout widespread and underacknowledged among surgeons

PARIS — Nearly 70% of surgeons suffer from chronic stress, yet stress perception and management are underacknowledged in the surgical community, according to an internal medicine specialist who spoke on the topic at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting.
“Stress is a condition leading to discrepancy between the demands of a specific situation and the social, biological and psychological capacities of an individual. It is a state of hyperarousal which, according to whether the stimulus is perceived as good or bad, can lead to positive excitement or

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