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Doctors don’t Do-little: A national cross-sectional study of workplace well-being of hospital doctors in Ireland

There is a need to critically review the working conditions of hospital doctors in Ireland

Research on doctors' workplace well-being, led by Professor Blánaid Hayes, Immediate Past Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, published in BMJ Open in March 2019.

The study entitled Doctors don’t Do-little: A national cross-sectional study of workplace well-being of hospital doctors in Ireland found that hospital doctors across all grades in Ireland have low levels of work-life balance and high levels of work stress. Almost one-third of respondents were experiencing burn-out and 50% of doctors reported being emotionally exhausted and overwhelmed by work.

The study is the first national survey conducted on a cohort of hospital doctors working within the same health system in Ireland.