Why doctors are unhappy in their jobs – and what to do about it

Dr Suneel Dhand

Healthcare is a tough job to work in — whether you are a doctor, nurse or any other professional. We are dealing with matters of life and death, our patients expect (and deserve) the best from us, and we always have a hundred-and-one things to do at the frontlines of medicine.

I remember reading somewhere when I was a teenager that a career in medicine would be a “mentally, physically and emotionally draining job”. All these years later, I can see how true that statement was.