Burnout syndrome is a highly prevalent issue among employees and students with persisting work stress. With recent changes to work routines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this has become an even more pressing issue as many people are struggling to maintain a healthy work-life balance. This video aims to provide information on how to recognize symptoms and how to prevent or cope with burnout syndrome.
This video was made by McMaster University students: Nora Fatayerji, Gary Grewal, and Holly Crandon in collaboration with the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program.
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