Psychiatric morbidity, burnout and distress in Australian physician trainees.

ConclusionThe results demonstrate high levels of non-psychotic psychiatric morbidity among physician trainees and a need to improve their well-being. Workplace systems need to promote healthy work environments and support physician trainees through good mentorship and supervision.What is known about the topic?Doctors' health and patient care can be affected when doctors experience burnout and psychiatric morbidity.What does this paper add?This paper adds to the evidence of psychiatric morbidity, burnout, secondary trauma and increased demographic data on a cohort of junior doctors undertaking speciality training. In addition, it provides reasons for not seeking help and positive and negative coping methods used by these junior doctors.What are the implications for practitioners?The level of distress is high and requires system changes to support both individual health measures and structural change to work and study programs. PMID: 30905332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australian Health Review - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

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