Vol 53, No 5 (2019)
Letter to the Editors
Published online: 2019-10-02
Submitted: 2019-07-25
Accepted: 2019-09-07
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Neurosurgery residency burnout: what can prevent this?

Tomasz Szmuda, Shan Ali, Paweł Słoniewski
DOI: 10.5603/PJNNS.a2019.0043
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Pubmed: 31577364
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2019;53(5):392-395.

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Vol 53, No 5 (2019)
Letter to the Editors
Published online: 2019-10-02
Submitted: 2019-07-25
Accepted: 2019-09-07

Abstract

Burnout is an occupational phenomenon indicating that the work and the workplace are responsible. We here discuss how a supportive resident-mentor relationship, and a positive working environment, could help to prevent resident burnout. A positive resident-mentor relationship can be achieved by understanding the mentor, the mentee, and the generational differences of each individual. A positive working environment depends on a healthy work-life balance and the atmosphere in the department. The benefits of preventing burnout include not only happier physicians but also fewer medical errors and better medical care. The universal reminders and proven suggestions in our paper could help address the burnout problem among working physicians worldwide.

Abstract

Burnout is an occupational phenomenon indicating that the work and the workplace are responsible. We here discuss how a supportive resident-mentor relationship, and a positive working environment, could help to prevent resident burnout. A positive resident-mentor relationship can be achieved by understanding the mentor, the mentee, and the generational differences of each individual. A positive working environment depends on a healthy work-life balance and the atmosphere in the department. The benefits of preventing burnout include not only happier physicians but also fewer medical errors and better medical care. The universal reminders and proven suggestions in our paper could help address the burnout problem among working physicians worldwide.

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Keywords

burnout, mentorship, neurosurgery residency, work-life balance

About this article
Title

Neurosurgery residency burnout: what can prevent this?

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 53, No 5 (2019)

Pages

392-395

Published online

2019-10-02

DOI

10.5603/PJNNS.a2019.0043

Pubmed

31577364

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2019;53(5):392-395.

Keywords

burnout
mentorship
neurosurgery residency
work-life balance

Authors

Tomasz Szmuda
Shan Ali
Paweł Słoniewski

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