Interventions on reducing burnout in physicians and nurses:A systematic review

Aryankhesal, Aidin ORCID:, Mohammadibakhsh, Roghayeh, Hamidi, Yadollah, Alidoost, Saeideh, Behzadifar, Masoud, Sohrabi, Rahim and Farhadi, Zeynab (2019) Interventions on reducing burnout in physicians and nurses:A systematic review. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 33 (1). ISSN 1016-1430

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Background: Burnout is one of the main factors in reducing the performance quality among hospital staff. Appropriate interventions can reduce burnout among physicians and nurses and result in promotion of the quality of services provided at hospitals. The present study aimed to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the interventions on burnout reduction among hospital physicians and nurses. Methods: Studies were searched from January 2000 to June 2017 in PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Cochrane, and Web of Science. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and pretest-posttest studies that had interventions to reduce the burnout of physicians and nurses were included. However, studies conducted on medical and nursing students and nonmedical providers or beyond hospitals were excluded. Results: Based on the study inclusion criteria, 12 RCTs and 6 pretest-posttest studies were included in the review. Most of the included studies were from Netherlands, the United States, and England. The interventions included team-based program, EMH-approach, and coping and communication skills training. Most of the interventions had a positive effect on burnout reduction. Nevertheless, some studies had no significant impact. Conclusion: The results showed that the most interventions used to improve burnout were improving communication skills, teamwork, participatory programs, and psychological interventions (Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness). The impact of these interventions can increase mental health in the long term. Burnout is a complicated problem and should be treated by combining interventions.

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Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © Iran University of Medical Sciences.
Uncontrolled Keywords: burnout,hospital,mental health,nurses,physicians,systematic review,medicine(all),sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2022 09:30
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2024 15:21
DOI: 10.34171/mjiri.33.77

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