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HEALTHCARE, HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Stress, burnout cases rise amongst young healthcare professionals

Majority feel that their education is lacking when dealing with the data aspects of their job.

The burden of the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the younger generation of healthcare professionals as cases of work-related stress and burnouts increase.

A direct cause of the rise in stress cases may be due to increase in patients they see per week, a study by Royal Philips said.

During the pandemic, a healthcare professional may see 166 patients per week whilst other countries, such as the United States and Australia see 99 and 76 patients per week, respectively.

Around 4% have considered leaving their profession due to work-related stress.

As the medical field goes digital, about 47% feel that their education is inadequate when it comes to dealing with the data aspects of the job.

Administration duties such as documenting electronic medical records and increased litigation/legal exposure are also a concern that can affect stress levels among younger medical professionals.

However, up to 79% of young healthcare professionals believe that they can enact changes on how their hospital is managed such as creating a supportive environment and embracing technology to alleviate burdens from administrative and professional duties.

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