Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Pakistan
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Dermatol Dis
Introduction Dermatology is known as specialty that traditionally exhibits high levels of professional satisfaction, largely attributed to regular clinic hours and a lack of in-house call. Yet, the 2018 Medscape Dermatologist Lifestyle Survey showed that nearly one-third of dermatologists either currently experience or have experienced burnout during their careers. Female and male dermatologists experience similar rates of burnout even though women are more likely to work part-time suggests that female dermatologists might have additional or unique reasons for experiencing burnout compared with their male counterparts. Dermatologists often face the challenges of balancing a rewarding medical career with duties of home life and childrearing. Excessive responsibility at home or work can introduce barriers to balance and prove detrimental to the health and wellness of the physician. The concept of work–life balance has gained increasing attention over the 20th century. Male dermatologists seem to enjoy lower rates of burnout and higher rates of satisfaction with amount of personal time, but female dermatologists still face many of the same barriers to balancing life goals and work success. Objectives The aim is to perform questionnaire survey with regard to work & home responsibilities and its impact on mental wellbeing of dermatologist. Materials and Methods This study was conducted in the Department of Dermatology. Total of 30 dermatologists of either gender, who were at peak of their career or those who are just beginning the field were enrolled in the study. This was a questionnaire base study. The Pakistan Association of Dermatologist paper-based questionnaire was used for survey that is consists of 15 questions, based on clinical responsibilities, household responsibilities, childcare, specialty education, and impacts on personal time, sleep, and overall sense of well-being. Results The mean age of enrolled participants was 38.26±6.86 years with age ranging from 31 to 56 year. There were 60.0 % male and 40.0% female dermatologist. The most common age group was 31–50 years, followed by > 50 years. Most of our enrolled participants were married. Out of total, 84% participants have stress regarding clinical and household responsibilities. A few percent of respondents utilized hired household help in the form of nannies to perform chores. Spousal contribution was emphasized in this study and often highlighted as an important factor in maintaining home life duties. Conclusion: As compared to male, the female Dermatologist find it difficult to manage & keep balance between clinical and household responsibilities. Working female dermatologists must maintain a balance between a high-power career choice and advancement of personal family structure. Few dermatologists have managed excellently and keep balance between clinical and household responsibilities, that they have excelled in their field in comparison to those who were struggling to make good name among patients. They have more option to work, study & update their knowledge. But both genders happen to have anxiety and stress while working the most common cause was long job hours with a difficulty to achieve patient satisfaction. The dermatologists of either gender in our study may be balancing work and life at the expense of personal physical and mental health with little time to exercise and fewer hours of sleep per night. Recent Publications 1. Raffi J, Trivedi MK, White L, Murase JE. Work–life balance among female dermatologists. International Journal of Women's Dermatology. 2020;6(1):13-9. 2. Sharp KL, Whitaker-Worth D. Burnout of the female dermatologist: how traditional burnout reduction strategies have failed women. International Journal of Women's Dermatology. 2020;6(1):32-3. 3. Nguyen Ngoc A, Le Thi Thanh X, Le Thi H, Vu Tuan A, Nguyen Van T. Occupational stress among health worker in a National Dermatology Hospital in Vietnam, 2018. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2020;10:950. 4. Mattessich S, Shea K, Whitaker-Worth D. Parenting and female dermatologists’ perceptions of work-life balance. International journal of women's dermatology. 2017;3(3):127-30. 5. Podder I, Agarwal K, Datta S. Comparative analysis of perceived stress in dermatologists and other physicians during national lockÔ?Édown and COVIDÔ?É19 pandemic with exploration of possible risk
Being an experienced MBBS Doctor, I have an excellent track record of delivering in Healthcare Consultancy, Dermatology, Hospital Management, Healthcare Insurance, Medical Insurance Claims, and Critical Care. Currently, I am working in a multi-specialty hospital of repute Tehsil Headquarter (THQ) Hospital as a full-time Consultant Dermatologist and promoted from Deputy Medical Superintendent and Medical Officer roles. I am also serving as a Medical Insurance Coordinator (Part-Time) in the largest Life Insurance Company of Pakistan - State Life Insurance, Pakistan. As a GP Dermatology, I possess good diagnostic skills to arrive at the correct treatment for skin problems and direct the staff to ensure superior quality of care to the patient.