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Physician assistant burnout

M M Marques, E Alves, C Queirós, P Norton, A Henriques
Background: A high level of burnout has been described in health professionals. However, literature regarding other hospital employees is scarce. Aims: To assess the prevalence of burnout in different professional groups of hospital staff and how the professional category is associated with levels of burnout. Methods: Employees of a University Hospital in Portugal completed a self-administered online questionnaire in 2014-2015. We used the Portuguese version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey and scored three dimensions of burnout (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, personal accomplishment) as low, average or high...
March 13, 2018: Occupational Medicine
R M Gracia Gozalo, J M Ferrer Tarrés, A Ayora Ayora, M Alonso Herrero, A Amutio Kareaga, R Ferrer Roca
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a mindfulness training program on the levels of burnout, mindfulness, empathy and self-compassion among healthcare professionals in an Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary hospital. DESIGN: A longitudinal study with an intrasubject pre-post intervention design was carried out. SETTING: Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 32 subjects (physicians, nurses and nursing assistants) participated in the study...
March 12, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
Trisha M Prentice, Lynn Gillam
When healthcare professionals feel constrained from acting in a patient's best interests, moral distress ensues. The resulting negative sequelae of burnout, poor retention rates, and ultimately poor patient care are well recognized across healthcare providers. Yet an appreciation of how particular disciplines, including physicians, come to be "constrained" in their actions is still lacking. This paper will examine how the application of shared decision-making may contribute to the experience of moral distress for physicians and why such distress may go under-recognized...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Russ C Kolarik, Richard L O'Neal, Joseph A Ewing
BACKGROUND: Burnout and depression are prevalent among resident physicians, though the supportive role of the program director (PD) is not well defined. OBJECTIVE: To understand the residents' view of the residency program director's role in assessing and promoting resident wellness. METHODS: A single institution survey of all house staff was conducted in 2017. Rates of burnout and depression were identified via the 2-item Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Patient Health Questionaire-2 (PHQ-2), respectively...
March 5, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kenneth V Iserson
BACKGROUND: In the last few decades, "burnout syndrome" has become more common among clinicians, or at least more frequently recognized. Methods to prevent and treat burnout have had inconsistent results. Simultaneously, clinicians' interest in global medicine has increased dramatically, offering a possible intervention strategy for burnout while providing help to underserved areas. DISCUSSION: Caused by a variety of stressors, burnout syndrome ultimately results in physicians feeling that their work no longer embodies why they entered the medical field...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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February 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Eric Daniel Tetzlaff, Heather Marie Hylton, Lyudmila DeMora, Karen Ruth, Yu-Ning Wong
PURPOSE: A high rate of burnout has been reported in oncology physicians. Physician assistants (PAs) may also face similar risks of burnout. We sought to measure the personal and professional characteristics associated with burnout and career satisfaction and the potential impact on the oncology PA workforce. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A national survey of PAs in oncology was completed by using the Maslach Burnout Inventory from September 2015 to January 2016. RESULTS: In all, 855 PAs were contacted and 250 submitted complete surveys (response rate, 29...
January 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
Tait D Shanafelt, Deborah J Lightner, Christopher R Conley, Steven P Petrou, Jarrett W Richardson, Pamela J Schroeder, William A Brown
Working as a physician, scientist, or senior health care administrator is a demanding career. Studies have demonstrated that burnout and other forms of distress are common among individuals in these professions, with potentially substantive personal and professional consequences. In addition to system-level interventions to promote well-being globally, health care organizations must provide robust support systems to assist individuals in distress. Here, we describe the 15-year experience of the Mayo Clinic Office of Staff Services (OSS) providing peer support to physicians, scientists, and senior administrators at one center...
November 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Denny Fe Agana, Maribeth Porter, Robert Hatch, Daniel Rubin, Peter Carek
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Family physicians report some of the highest rates of burnout among their physician peers. Over the past few years, this rate has increased and work-life balance has decreased. In academic medicine, many report lack of career satisfaction and have considered leaving academia. Our aim was to explore the factors that contribute to job satisfaction and burnout in faculty members in a family medicine department. METHODS: Six academic family medicine clinics were invited to participate in this qualitative study...
September 2017: Family Medicine
Oriol Yuguero, Carles Forné, Montserrat Esquerda, Josep Pifarré, María José Abadías, Joan Viñas
The objective of this study is to assess the association between levels of empathy and burnout of emergency professionals in all the assistance levels.A cross-sectional observational study was conducted in the health region of Lleida and the Pyrenees with 100 professionals from the field of Urgency. Participation reached 40.8%. Empathy and burnout were measured using the Spanish versions of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE) and Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) respectively. The total MBI score and its 3 dimensions (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment) were analyzed...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Timothy Hoff, Shannon Carabetta, Grace E Collinson
Examining the work-related psychological states of nurse practitioners and physician assistants is important, given their increased role expansion. The current PRISMA-guided review examined studies published between 2000 and 2016 for both these groups. The review also examined features of the research to draw conclusions about overall quality. Applying theories in job enrichment and job demands, 32 articles were identified that contained analyses of satisfaction, burnout, stress, and turnover. Key findings include the lack of robust research designs, overemphasis on job satisfaction, lower levels of satisfaction across both groups, and higher intrinsic versus extrinsic satisfaction levels generally...
September 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
Muneer Bhatt, Danny Lizano, Anthony Carlese, Vladimir Kvetan, Hayley Beth Gershengorn
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of and risk factors for burnout among critical care medicine physician assistants. DESIGN: Online survey. SETTINGS: U.S. ICUs. SUBJECTS: Critical care medicine physician assistant members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine coupled with personal contacts. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We used SurveyMonkey to query critical care medicine physician assistants on demographics and the full 22-question Maslach Burnout Inventory, a validated tool comprised of three subscales-emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and achievement...
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
Anil Nanda, Anita Wasan, James Sussman
Provider health and wellness is a significant issue and can impact patient care, including patient satisfaction, quality of care, medical errors, malpractice risk, as well as provider and office staff turnover and early retirement. Health and wellness encompasses various areas including burnout, depression, divorce, and suicide and affects providers of all specialties and at all levels of training. Providers deal with many everyday stresses, including electronic health records, office politics, insurance and billing issues, dissatisfied patients, and their own personal and family issues...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Antonella Mattei, Fabiana Fiasca, Mariachiara Mazzei, Stefano Necozione, Valeria Bianchini
Burnout is a work-related mental health impairment, which is now recognized as a real problem in the context of the helping professions due to its adverse health outcomes on efficiency. To our knowledge, the literature on the postdisaster scenario in Italy is limited by a focus on mental health professionals rather than other health-care workers. Our cross-sectional study aims to evaluate the prevalence of burnout and psychopathological distress in different categories of health-care workers, i.e., physicians, nurses, and health-care assistants, working in different departments of L'Aquila St...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
José Carlos Fernández-Sánchez, José Manuel Pérez-Mármol, Antonia Blásquez, Ana María Santos-Ruiz, María Isabel Peralta-Ramírez
OBJECTIVE: A high incidence of burnout has been reported in health professionals working in palliative care units. Our present study aims to determine whether there are differences in the secretion of salivary cortisol between palliative care unit health professionals with and without burnout, and to elucidate whether there is a relationship between burnout syndrome and perceived stress and psychopathological status in this population. METHOD: A total of 69 health professionals who met the inclusion criteria participated in our study, including physicians, nurses, and nursing assistants...
April 24, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
Suniya S Luthar, Alexandria Curlee, Susannah J Tye, Judith C Engelman, Cynthia M Stonnington
BACKGROUND: We report on effects of an intervention to foster resilience among professional women at high risk for stress and burnout: health care providers (physicians, PhD clinicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) who are mothers. METHODS: Between February and November 2015, 40 mothers on staff at the Mayo Clinic, Arizona, were assigned randomly to either 1) 12 weekly 1-hour sessions of a structured, relational supportive intervention, the Authentic Connections Groups (n = 21) with protected time to attend sessions or to 2) 12 weekly hours of protected time to be used as desired (controls; n = 19)...
May 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
Ingrid Gilles, Mauro Mayer, Nelly Courvoisier, Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux
OBJECTIVE: To obtain a comprehensive understanding of the job opinions of hospital professionals by conducting qualitative analyses of the open comments included in a job satisfaction survey and combining these results with the quantitative results. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey targeting all Lausanne University Hospital professionals was performed in the fall of 2013. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The survey considered ten job satisfaction dimensions (e...
2017: PloS One
Han Zhang, Andre Isaac, Erin D Wright, Yaser Alrajhi, Hadi Seikaly
BACKGROUND: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery resident physicians (OHNSR) have a high prevalence of burnout, job dissatisfaction and stress as shown within the literature. Formal mentorship programs (FMP) have a proven track record of enhancing professional development and academic success. More importantly FMP have an overall positive impact on residents and assist in improving job satisfaction. The purpose of the study is to determine the effects of a FMP on the well-being of OHNSR...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Yii-Ching Lee, Shian-Chang Huang, Chih-Hsuan Huang, Hsin-Hung Wu
This study uses kernel k-means cluster analysis to identify medical staffs with high burnout. The data collected in October to November 2014 are from the emotional exhaustion dimension of the Chinese version of Safety Attitudes Questionnaire in a regional teaching hospital in Taiwan. The number of effective questionnaires including the entire staffs such as physicians, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, medical administrators, and respiratory therapists is 680. The results show that 8 clusters are generated by kernel k-means method...
2016: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
Mark Linzer, Sara Poplau, Stewart Babbott, Tracie Collins, Laura Guzman-Corrales, Jeremiah Menk, Mary Lou Murphy, Kay Ovington
BACKGROUND: General internal medicine (GIM) careers are increasingly viewed as challenging and unsustainable. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess academic GIM worklife and determine remediable predictors of stress and burnout. DESIGN: We conducted an email survey. PARTICIPANTS: Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in 15 GIM divisions participated. MAIN MEASURES: A ten-item survey queried stress, burnout, and work conditions such as electronic medical record (EMR) challenges...
September 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
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