According to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, every fifth doctor working in the field of medical microbiology and infectious diseases, suffering from professional burnout and ill-treatment. This is especially true of doctors working in southern and eastern Europe.
The study found that 22% suffered from abuse and bullying at work. Many of them reported burnout, 48% felt undervalued and 68% disappointed. Women believe that they have achieved less than they deserve. "Men are more likely to turn to alcohol, and 63% reported that they are forced to regularly work overtime.
The survey, which includes responses 416 participants conducted anonymously intern Association of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
The study shows the working conditions and the level of dissatisfaction among young doctors working in the field of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Many countries are unable to create proper conditions for the staff. Number of women in the medical profession is growing, so it is necessary to take into account flexible career conditions to support women doctors.
According to Professor Takkonelli, adequate conditions of work and personal life is very important for doctors because it affects the quality of care they provide to patients. The issues raised in this study relate to the young doctors working in other areas of medicine. The association is one of the few international medical societies investigating these factors to find solutions.
Professor Sanguinetti adds: Questions of equality and professional development to all members of the Association. We will use these studies to raise the issue at the national and European levels.