Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-2017

Capstone Advisor

Elizabeth Nelsen

Honors Reader

Maureen Thompson

Capstone Major

Health and Wellness

Capstone College

Sport and Human Dynamics

Audio/Visual Component

no

Capstone Prize Winner

no

Won Capstone Funding

no

Honors Categories

Professional

Subject Categories

Public Health

Abstract

In recent years, burnout has been cited as a contributing factor impacting physicians’ health and the quality of health care in the United States. This paper examines causal factors, manifestations of burnout, and programmatic interventions to mitigate the effects of burnout. Mindfulness is emphasized as one approach to consider to reduce burnout and improve wellness in general. Final recommendations include two different attacks. First, a wellness based orientation is proposed as a preventative measure for residents during their intern year. Additionally, a long-term approach for all faculty and students is proposed. The intention is to create a multidisciplinary mental health support team for year round intervention support.

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