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Signs of burnout can be detected in sweat
EPFL engineers, working in association with startup Xsensio, have developed a wearable system that can continually measure the concentration of cortisol - the stress hormone - in human sweat. Their device can eventually help doctors better understand and treat stress-related conditions like burnout and obesity. (2021-02-05)

Factors, rate of nurse burnout in US
Researchers estimated the rate of nurse burnout in the United States and the factors associated with leaving or considering leaving their jobs due to burnout. (2021-02-04)

CU offers plan for improving mental health care for resident physicians
A pilot program to offer mental health services offered resident physicians at the University of Colorado School of Medicine provides a model for confidential and affordable help, according to an article published today by the journal Academic Medicine. (2021-02-04)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual medical students are more likely to experience burnout, study finds
Burnout among medical students has significant implications for student health and delivery of care, and future physicians in sexual minority groups report higher rates of burnout than their heterosexual peers. (2021-02-02)

Individual and organizational capacity to change can reduce health care workforce burnout
New George Mason University Study finds that health care professionals with a greater personal ability to respond to change experienced lower rates of burnout when their work environments offered strong communication, teamwork, and leadership support. This is one of the first studies to explore the effect of individual and organizational capacity for change on burnout among health care professionals. (2021-01-19)

High levels of clinician burnout identified at leading cardiac centre
More than half the clinicians surveyed at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre reported burnout and high levels of distress according to a series of studies published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal Open (CMAJ-OPEN). In the studies carried out before the COVID-19 pandemic, 78% of nurses, 73% of allied health staff and 65% of physicians described experiencing burnout. (2021-01-12)

Examining association of physician burnout with suicidal thoughts, medical errors
Physicians were surveyed to examine the association between burnout and thoughts of suicide and self-reported medical errors after accounting for depression. (2020-12-09)

New CCNY-developed resource measures severity of work-related depression
First came their pioneering research a few years ago linking burnout and depression. Now CCNY psychologist Irvin Schonfeld and his University of Neuch√Ętel collaborator Renzo Bianchi present the Occupational Depression Inventory [ODI], a measure designed to quantify the severity of work-attributed depressive symptoms and establish provisional diagnoses of job-ascribed depression. (2020-12-04)

Burnout can exacerbate work stress, further promoting a vicious circle
Work stress and burnout are mutually reinforcing; surprisingly, the effect of work stress on burnout is much smaller than the effect of burnout on work stress. (2020-11-10)

Emergency care doctors not getting sufficient 'down time', new study shows
A survey of more than 4,000 UK emergency care doctors has shown that they need more support to recover from work pressures between shifts. (2020-11-02)

Physician burnout, sleep disorders
Researchers investigated the association between sleep disorders and symptoms of burnout among faculty and staff in a large teaching hospital system. (2020-10-30)

Study reveals impact of COVID-19 on oncology staff and their work
A study presented at the NCRI Virtual Showcase reports the results of a survey of oncology staff on their management of patients, their wellbeing and whether they felt valued during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-10-29)

Nonverbal doctor-patient rapport relieved pain during acupuncture treatment
When 22 acupuncture clinicians and 23 patients seeking pain relief mirrored each other's facial expressions during acupuncture treatment, patients experienced less pain, according to a new study. Additionally, brain activity involved in representing the mental state of others, which is key for empathy and compassion, became more aligned after the doctor and (2020-10-21)

Teacher stress linked with higher risk of student suspensions, MU researcher finds
Just how stressed are teachers? A recent Gallup poll found teachers are tied with nurses for the most stressful occupation in America today. Unfortunately, that stress can have a trickle-down effect on their students, leading to disruptive behavior that results in student suspensions. (2020-09-15)

COVID-19 pandemic halts cancer care and damages oncologists' wellbeing
Delays and cancellation of cancer treatments and other safety measures undertaken to minimise the risk of exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) have generated a huge backlog in oncology care and research. The threat of delayed diagnoses looms while oncology professionals face burnout, according to new studies discussed at the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020. (2020-09-14)

Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic: A call for action
The inclusion of mental health as part of national public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic is mandatory in assisting all those in need. (2020-08-30)

Nurses burned out and want to quit
A survey of nurses caring for children with heart problems has revealed that more than half are emotionally exhausted. The analysis, presented today at ESC Congress 2020, also found that good working environments were linked with less burnout. ''Nurses' wellbeing is central to ensuring the best outcomes for patients,'' said study author Dr. Annamaria Bagnasco of the University of Genoa, Italy. (2020-08-28)

Does physician burnout, depression, career satisfaction differ by race/ethnicity?
This survey study of US physicians examined whether there were differences by race/ethnicity in burnout, symptoms of depression, career satisfaction and work-life balance. (2020-08-07)

Health care worker burnout during COVID-19 pandemic
How common burnout was among frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan was evaluated in this observational study, which also examined the factors associated with it. (2020-08-04)

Most GP trainees willing to use mindfulness to tackle burnout: new study
Mindfulness could help trainee GPs to build their resilience and reduce burnout, helping to reduce the number of newly qualified GPs leaving the profession, according to University of Warwick researchers. (2020-08-03)

Study finds older physicians and those of asian ancestry are at highest risk of suicide
Health care professionals who die by suicide are more likely to be older and nearing the end of their careers, or be of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, or confronting physical, mental health or medical malpractice issues. (2020-06-10)

Wearable sensor may help to assess stress in healthcare workers
A wearable biosensor may help monitor stress experienced by healthcare professionals, according to a study published in Physiological Reports. (2020-06-03)

Autistic burnout
Autistic burnout has been a matter of extreme and under-examined urgency for far too long. I hope our work opens a new avenue of research into understanding, relieving, and preventing it in our community. (2020-05-21)

Primary care physicians experience more burnout and anxiety than other health professions
Health care professionals experience high rates of anxiety and burnout, a growing public health concern, particularly in light of projected physician shortages and the COVID-19 pandemic. New research led by Dr. Debora Goldberg of George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services before the COVID-19 pandemic found that primary care physicians reported burnout at twice the rate of other health care professionals in primary care practices. (2020-05-20)

'Vibrant' cardiothoracic surgery specialty faces considerable challenges head-on
Heart and lung surgeons are fully aware of the difficulties that exist in the intensely demanding and competitive specialty of cardiothoracic surgery; even still, they report being extremely satisfied with their jobs -- more so than ever before. (2020-05-14)

Infecting the mind: Burnout in health care workers during COVID-19
Doctors and nurses across the country are experiencing occupational burnout and fatigue from the increased stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of researchers and medical professionals at Texas A&M University and Houston Methodist Hospital are working together to fight two afflictions: COVID-19 and the mental strain experienced by medical professionals. (2020-05-13)

Burning out in silence
Russian companies still pursue authoritarian leadership styles, and employees often avoid articulating their concerns and complaints to management. Together with chronic stress and work-family imbalance, this can often result in emotional burnout. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers from North Dakota State University and HSE University. (2020-05-08)

Despite millennial stereotypes, burnout just as bad for Gen X doctors in training
Despite the seemingly pervasive opinion that millennial physicians are more prone to burnout and a lack of empathy compared to older generations, a new study of 588 millennial and Generation X residents and fellows by researchers at Northwestern Medicine and Cleveland Clinic found that no such generational gap exists. (2020-05-05)

Feeling burned out? The contributors could be more related to depression than you think
According to an article published by a team of researchers from the Medical College of South Carolina, Harvard Medical School and the University of Michigan in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, similar factors cause both medical intern burnout and depression. These findings can be used to identify and treat burnout as well as mitigate the risk of burnout by modifying workplace factors. (2020-04-29)

Supercomputers and Archimedes' law enable calculating nanobubble diffusion in nuclear fuel
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have proposed a method that speeds up the calculation of nanobubble diffusion in solid materials. This method makes it possible to create significantly more accurate fuel models for nuclear power plants. (2020-04-20)

How common is racial/ethnic discrimination in US surgical residency programs?
Surveys from nearly 7,000 resident surgeons were used to evaluate how common racial/ethnic discrimination is in US general surgery programs and how it's associated with burnout, thoughts of quitting and suicide. (2020-04-15)

Mindfulness app may help address physician anxiety, burnout
Many physicians live with significant anxiety -- now more than ever -- but a new study from Brown researchers suggests that app-based mindfulness training can help. (2020-04-01)

Police officers' views before and after Ferguson counter accuracy of Ferguson effect
A new longitudinal study examined whether the Ferguson Effect was real. The study, of law enforcement officers before and after Ferguson, found little support for the concept, though it did identify a reduction in officers' job satisfaction and an increase in their cynicism. (2020-03-31)

Position statement highlights importance of sleep for physician self-care
Physician burnout is a significantly underappreciated public safety issue, and sleep loss is often overlooked as a contributing factor, according to a new position statement published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. (2020-03-30)

Burnout a major and growing issue among nation's cardiologists
More than 1 out of 3 heart doctors in the US report feeling burned out, according to results of a new survey presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-28)

Artificial intelligence and family medicine: Better together
Researcher at the University of Houston are encouraging family medicine physicians to actively engage in the development and evolution of artificial intelligence to open new horizons that make AI more effective, equitable and pervasive. Their commentary, published in the Annals of Family Medicine, advocates for a synergistic relationship between AI and family medicine. (2020-03-11)

Improved work environments enhance patient and nurse satisfaction
Healthcare provider burnout is a mounting public health crisis with up to half of all physicians and one in three nurses reporting high burnout, data show. Burnout rates among nurses also correlate with lower patient satisfaction. While both factors are recognized, little is known about how effective interventions in nurse working conditions, managerial support, or resource enhancement can lessen burnout and improve patient satisfaction. (2020-03-02)

Study investigates moral distress of physicians who care for older adults
Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine report that about four of 10 doctors caring for older adult patients who require a surrogate decision-maker experienced moral distress. (2020-02-25)

Paying attention to complaints can protect nurses from violence
New UBC research shows, for the first time, a clear link between patient complaints and violence towards nurses. When nurses are overworked, they often cannot provide the high level of care they want to. This may lead to complaints from patients and their families, which can escalate into violence if not addressed. By addressing these complaints and reducing workload pressures, health care organizations could improve the wellbeing of their patients, patients' families, and employees. (2020-02-20)

French unions played key role in protecting workers' mental health
Virginia Doellgast, associate professor of comparative employment relations in Cornell University's ILR School, examines the role unions played in the aftermath of those deaths. Her paper, ''After the Social Crisis: The Transformation of Employment Relations at France Telecom,'' was published Feb. 11 in Socio-Economic Review. (2020-02-12)

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