Are current medical professionals more discontent than the previous generation? Evidence?

With all that is in the news around the pressures for the medical profession, it feels it is more pressured and stressful than ever before. Is there any evidence that this is the case. I feel like it is, but was it not just as difficult in the past?

Authored By Rebecca Jane on Tuesday 14th January 2014

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Rhys Clement
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Core / Specialist / Gp Trainee - New Royal Infirmary Edinburgh
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Posted about 6 years ago

In which country? and in which specialty?

In the UK discontent in the NHS is not new but increasing pressure on service provision, cutting of NHS pensions and a generally bad feeling amongst allied health professionals (who are in the same boat

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Dr Alastair Buick
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Site Administrator
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Posted about 6 years ago

I agree with Rhys that if you enjoy your job and work with great people you will be happy. However, it does seem that there is a sense of the medical professional feeling undervalued in their work, which is reflected in the 2012 NHS staff survey - &qu

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Sheilla Pinjani
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Other Medical Professional
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Posted about 6 years ago

If we look at the literature, behaviour and humanism was the baseline expectation for professionalism and doctors would fulfil that. With changing healthcare systems and modernization of medicine in terms of specialities and sub-specialities, continuit

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