Psychiatrist and trainee burnout: Commentary and recommendations on management

Jeffrey C.L. Looi, Stephen Allison, Tarun Bastiampillai, Matthew Brazel, Stephen R. Kisely, Paul A. Maguire

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Objective: To comment upon the evidence-base regarding psychiatrist and trainee burnout and provide recommendations on management. 

Conclusions: Burnout has been conceptualised as a specific stress-related response, primarily related to work. There is a high prevalence of burnout amongst both trainees and psychiatrists internationally, with substantial consequences for personal and family wellbeing, organisational efficiency and patient care. We summarise the evidence on organisational and individual approaches to addressing burnout.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-753
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Issue number6
Early online date15 Sept 2022
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


  • Burnout
  • management
  • psychiatrist
  • toxic workplace
  • trainee


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