Save the Saviors: How to Minimize Sudden and Premature Death Among Doctors?

Published

2023-11-22

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56692/upjo.2023110301

Keywords:

Save the saviours, Sudden death in doctors, Stress among medical professionals, Work-life Balance among doctors.

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Beyond Ophthalmology

Authors

  • Suresh K. Pandey SuVi Eye Institute and Lasik Laser Center, Kota, Rajasthan, India.
  • Vidushi Sharma SuVi Eye Institute and Lasik Laser Center, Kota, Rajasthan, India.

Abstract

During the past few years, the sudden death of young medical processionals in India shocked the entire ophthalmic fraternity. One of the most important reasons is overwork, stress, lack of physical activity, and lack of regular health checkups. Young and middle-aged doctors are in a critical period of their family and professional career development. Not only do they hope to make breakthroughs in clinical services as well as academic research, but they also face pressure from patients and their families. The escalation of contradictions between doctors and patients has also become an increasing mental burden in the practice of many medical professionals. We suggest that each and every ophthalmologist/doctor should take responsibility for his/her own health. Medical professionals/ophthalmologists should regularly perform aerobic exercise or connect with families and friends for support instead of excessive smoking and drinking. Besides, regular medical checkups of blood pressure, blood sugar, ECG, echocardiography, etc) effectively detect and decrease the risk of potential diseases such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension, and stroke. Government, non-government organizations, medical/ophthalmic societies, and media should help to improve the working environment and re-establish doctor-patient trust, which may further decrease the sense of”stress/burnout” for doctors. A change of lifestyle and healthy work-life balance – adding yoga, exercise, and meditation to reduce stress, maintain quality eating, and maintain body weight can save many young doctor/ophthalmologist lives.

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Pandey SK, Sharma V. Save the Saviors: How to Minimize Sudden and Premature Death Among Doctors?. UPJO [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 22 [cited 2024 May 21];11(03):66-8. Available from: https://upjo.org/index.php/upjo/article/view/516

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