“, AMSA President, Ms. Jasmine Davis said
A recent survey by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians found that 87% of doctors are experiencing burnout. Another pandemic study of 9,000 healthcare workers found that 57% of the workforce was struggling with depression.
AMSA is concerned that the current crisis in the healthcare system will severely impact students, physicians in training and patient safety.
Some students are beginning to realize the individual and structural impacts our overwhelmed healthcare system is having on doctors and healthcare workers around the globe.
Future doctors’ lives are in danger
Being taught by underpaid, overworked and battered doctors made us ponder the viability and sustainability of our future careers.
Therefore, we must focus on easing current workforce pressures and put in place structures to reduce burnout in the medical profession in the long run.
This is not only to alleviate the current burnout we are seeing, but also to ensure that students and trainees are receiving the high-quality education needed for a sustainable, long-term career. long and useful in medicine.
AMSA is calling on Federal, State and Territory governments to work together to address current workforce pressures that are urgent and committed to long-term sustainable workforce planning. by funding the National Health Workforce Strategy.
Such a measure would facilitate the collection of data enabling the workforce to make evidence-based decisions, helping to relieve pressure when it is needed most.