The first cause is poor communication.
An imbalance between work and personal time can also foster burnout.
A third cause of burnout is that medicine operates as a business, thereby inviting all the stresses of a business.
Fear of malpractice suits, another cause of burnout, haunts many health care professionals. Distrust pervades the doctor-patient relationship and wounds it.
Gesundheit, Patch Adams, M.D., page 32