Doctors with 'grit' less likely to burnout: study

Clinicians with resilience and a passion for medicine are four times less likely to suffer exhaustion and disengagement, reveals Australian research

Doctors who have 'true grit' – resilience combined with passion for their work – are four times less likely to suffer burnout than those with low levels of grit, an Australian study suggests.

John Wayne in True Grit (1969)

The researchers say the findings are important at a time when doctors across the health service are at increased risk of burnout.

They are working long hours