Preventing burnout in undergraduate and postgraduate students studying medicine

Moir, Fiona and Lyndon, Mataroria and Henning, Marcus A. and Wang, Grace ORCID: and Yielder, Jill and Hill, Andrew (2015) Preventing burnout in undergraduate and postgraduate students studying medicine. In: Handbook on Burnout and Sleep Deprivation: Risk Factors, Management Strategies and Impact on Performance and Behavior. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 219-232. ISBN 9781634637954


In this chapter, the definition and measurement of burnout will be discussed, followed by an exploration of the factors which contribute to burnout in medical trainees along with the likely consequences. Many interventions have been used to prevent and manage burnout, including building resilience in individuals and within organizations. The effectiveness of some of these interventions will be reviewed, with a focus on educational management strategies. The chapter concludes with examples of specific interventions which are being used to prevent and manage burnout in New Zealand medical trainees. In the chapter, the term ‘medical trainees’ will be used to refer to both undergraduates (medical students) and post-graduates (junior doctors in a training programme).

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Date Deposited: 19 May 2022 22:43
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 01:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: undergraduate students; postgraduate students; burnout; medical trainees; New Zealand
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520304 Health psychology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200104 Prevention of human diseases and conditions

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