Association Between Team Learning Behavior and Reduced Burnout Among Medicine Residents

Publication
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Date

Citation

Myers, C.G., Sateia, H.F., & Desai, S.V. (2018). Association between team learning behavior and reduced burnout among medicine residents. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33(12) 2037–2039. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4596-2

Summary

Burnout is a pervasive and alarming issue for physicians-in-training (residents), as well as practicing physicians, with significant consequences for resident well-being, care quality, and patient safety. Efforts to address burnout have emphasized both organization-level factors that create more supportive environments and individual-level factors that enhance physician resilience in the face of challenges. However, residents primarily work in teams – delivering patient care with fellow trainees, faculty and interprofessional colleagues. Team practices and behaviors have been found to impact how individuals experience their work – yet, the relationship of these team-level factors to resident burnout is still largely unknown.