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East Mediterr Health J. 2017 Feb 21;23(1):40-45.

Burnout and sources of stress among medical residents at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar.

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1
Department of Psychiatry, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.
2
Department of Psychiatry and Global Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco, United States of America.
3
Department of Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, United States of America.
4
Department of Medical Education, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

Abstract

in English, Arabic, French

This study aimed to describe the experiences of stress and burnout and sociodemographic factors associated with dimensions of stress among medical residents at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. Medical residents participating in a stress management course were asked to complete an anonymous survey. The survey included demographic questions, the Abbreviated Maslach Inventory, and 4 open-ended questions on experiences with stress. Of the 150 residents participating in the stress management course, 142 responded to the survey, listing an average of 2.2 types of stressors, with workload and workplace relationships as the most frequent. They listed an average of 3.1 coping strategies, most frequently seeking out social support and entertainment. Responses indicated low depersonalization, high personal accomplishment, high satisfaction with medicine and high emotional exhaustion. Training to improve coping and reduce burnout is recommended.

PMID:
28244060
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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