Health care systems and doctors in particular have seldom been under the relentless pressures brought about by the covid pandemic with many suffering from burnout. Compounding the problem is frequent moral distress experienced by doctors due to shortages of resources. However, even, before the pandemic, burnout has been reported to be a significant problem in South Africa, with rates in local studies varying between 59% to 100%, depending on the setting in which they worked.

Join Medical Academic, in partnership with Dr Reddy's, for a webinar on doctor burnout on 14 July 2021 [Image: Shutterstock].

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the nature, causes and symptoms of burnout, as well as give some guidance as to addressing burnout in doctors.


The webinar is being hosted by Medical Academic, in partnership with Dr Reddy’s.

  • DATE: 14 July 2021
  • TIME: 18:00-19:00
  • PRESENTER: Prof Christoffel Grobler

About Prof Christoffel Grobler

Professor Stoffel Grobler is a psychiatrist with post-graduate qualifications including a Diploma in Occupational Health, an MMed in Psychiatry (cum laude) a Fellowship of the South African Colleges of Psychiatrists and a Doctorate in Medicine. His doctoral thesis was on the topic of bipolar mood disorder, paying particular attention to unipolar mania.

Presently Head Clinical Unit of Elizabeth Donkin Psychiatric Hospital in Port Elizabeth, he is also Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria, School of Public Health and Associate Professor at Walter Sisulu University, Medical School.

He has published articles in peer reviewed journals, most notably in the field of workplace stress, disability and sick leave, co-authored chapters in two handbooks and presented both nationally and internationally. His current special interest lies in the field of corporate mental health and disability due to common mental health disorders.