Will a mandatory clinical debriefing program affect levels of psychological distress in Emergency Registrars.

This study aims to investigate whether the implementation of a mandatory clinical debriefing program affects the levels of burnout and psychological distress amongst Emergency Registrars at Nambour Hospital.

Grant ID: EMT-2008-006-WARD-DEBRIEF

Lay Summary

Emergency doctors have been shown to exhibit higher levels of psychological distress and burnout than both their medical colleagues and the general population. This study will measure levels of burnout and psychological distress amongst Emergency Registrars before and after the implementation of a clinical debriefing program. It will be ascertained whether there is a difference in the before and after scores and whether the change is statistically significant.


Dissemination

Conference Presentation:
O’Neill B, Ward D, Negus P. Will a mandatory clinical debriefing program affect levels of psychological distress in Emergency Registrars? Evidence Review in Emergency Medicine, Terrigal, February 2010.


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Amount Awarded
$9,050


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Grant Scheme


Status
Complete


Principal Investigator:
Dr David Ward


Co Investigators:
Paul Negus
Bethany O'Neill


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