It is often said that working in an ICU can be especially stressful because of the severity of illness of the patients and the subsequent high mortality, giving rise to regular traumatic and ethical issues and challenging daily work.
If it is so stressful to work on an ICU, why then will most of the ICU-nurses and ICU-physicians never develop burnout, boreout or compassion fatigue?

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-018-5083-2, hdl.handle.net/1765/104785
Journal Intensive Care Medicine
Citation
Kompanje, E.J.O. (2018). Burnout, boreout and compassion fatigue on the ICU: it is not about work stress, but about lack of existential significance and professional performance. Intensive Care Medicine, 1–2. doi:10.1007/s00134-018-5083-2