What are the significant factors associated with burnout in doctors?
posted by WM Admin on 29 October 2014
In this review, the authors identify and categorise key factors associated with burnout across various medical specialities and geographical locations.
Forty-seven papers were included and "... younger age, female sex, negative marital status, long working hours and low reported job satisfaction were found to be predictive of burnout syndrome across the literature. Participation in ‘wellness programmes’ was related to lower burnout incidence. Causation could not be established however, due to the limited number of longitudinal studies".
The authors discuss the implications of these findings.
To read the full abstract, and for information on how to access the full text, go to: http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/65/2/117 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.
Amoafo, E., et al. (2015). What are the significant factors associated with burnout in doctors? Occupational Medicine, 65(2): 117-121.