Document Type : Original Article


1 Research Center of Quran, Hadith and Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, Department of Pathology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2  Department of Pathology, Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Department of Pathology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

4 Clinical Education Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

5 School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

6 Department of Pathology, Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


For a successful treatment process, the medical team members must be in good physical and mental 
condition. Pathologists are one of the main modern medicine members that should be consulted 
in all stages of the treatment procedure. Sixty‑six percent of clinical decisions are made based on
in vitro diagnosis. Burnout is defined as chronic uncontrolled occupational stress. Burnout has a 
massive impact on patient safety, quality of treatment, and reduced patient satisfaction. Physician 
satisfaction with his job affects patient satisfaction and the quality of medical services provided. The 
most influential factors on quality of life were exercise and physical activity, having leisure time, and 
not smoking. In different aspects of lifestyle, physicians have scored lower on their physical activity 
index. One of the most critical pillars of human life is their religiosity. The presence of religious beliefs 
among physicians is strong. Workload and increased responsibilities are the most effective factors 
on pathologists’ stress. Pathology creates a bridge between basic sciences and clinical sciences. 
Therefore, promoting pathology education leads to training better physicians. The purpose of 
compiling this Narrative review is to clarify the issues raised in various aspects of pathologists’ lives 
and provide solutions to improve each of them. There are several solutions to the problems raised in 
this article: Increasing salaries, improving working conditions, creating a better view of pathologists 
by avoiding isolation and being more active and visible, and paying attention to medical education. 
We recommend that researchers review issues in other medical specialties to provide accurate and 
concise information to physicians and policymakers.


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