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Junior doctors, burnout and wellbeing Understanding the experience of burnout in general practice registrars and hospital equivalents

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Abstract


  • Background and objectives

    Australian junior doctors are stressed

    and report high rates of burnout. The

    aim of this study was to understand

    the experience of burnout in general

    practice registrars and hospital

    equivalents.

    Methods

    Qualitative, semi-structured interviews

    were completed until saturation and

    thematically analysed.

    Results

    Stress was common among the

    interviewees, and the causes of stress

    were multifactorial. The junior doctors

    were aware of burnout prevention

    strategies but were not always

    effectively undertaking them. They were

    more likely to be feeling stressed when

    their expectations regarding workplace

    support were not met and when they

    believed they were practising beyond

    the level of their own abilities.

    Discussion

    On the basis of our findings, we propose

    a multifactorial model of junior doctor

    burnout. This model warrants further

    investigation to inform policies to

    reduce burnout in junior doctors and

    ensure a research-based solution is

    found to the progressive concerns

    regarding junior doctor burnout

    and suicides.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Hoffman, R. & Bonney, A. (2018). Junior doctors, burnout and wellbeing Understanding the experience of burnout in general practice registrars and hospital equivalents. Australian Journal of General Practice, 47 (8), 571-575.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1118&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/117

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 571

End Page


  • 575

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne

Abstract


  • Background and objectives

    Australian junior doctors are stressed

    and report high rates of burnout. The

    aim of this study was to understand

    the experience of burnout in general

    practice registrars and hospital

    equivalents.

    Methods

    Qualitative, semi-structured interviews

    were completed until saturation and

    thematically analysed.

    Results

    Stress was common among the

    interviewees, and the causes of stress

    were multifactorial. The junior doctors

    were aware of burnout prevention

    strategies but were not always

    effectively undertaking them. They were

    more likely to be feeling stressed when

    their expectations regarding workplace

    support were not met and when they

    believed they were practising beyond

    the level of their own abilities.

    Discussion

    On the basis of our findings, we propose

    a multifactorial model of junior doctor

    burnout. This model warrants further

    investigation to inform policies to

    reduce burnout in junior doctors and

    ensure a research-based solution is

    found to the progressive concerns

    regarding junior doctor burnout

    and suicides.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Hoffman, R. & Bonney, A. (2018). Junior doctors, burnout and wellbeing Understanding the experience of burnout in general practice registrars and hospital equivalents. Australian Journal of General Practice, 47 (8), 571-575.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1118&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/117

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 571

End Page


  • 575

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne