Monday, September 9, 2013

Take the Survey on HPM Burnout

In the previous post you learned about the long journey of research.  Well now is your time to contribute.  Researchers from the Duke Clinical Institute have been reaching out this summer to look for participants of all disciplines to participate in this survey on stress and burnout in hospice and palliative medicine.  So take 15 minutes (now, because you know you wont get to it later) and finish this quick survey.  And then if you really want to earn a gold star, forward it to people in the field with a personal endorsement. (If you already took it earlier this summer, do not take it again.)
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Dear Colleagues,

We at Four Seasons and Duke University are asking for your voluntary participation in a research study questionnaire on work stresses and burnout. Similar to studies conducted in other fields like internal medicine and oncology, we aim to aggregate the responses of several palliative medicine and hospice colleagues in this IRB-approved survey to understand what our colleagues are experiencing in daily practice. These aggregated results will be used to comment on the state of burnout in our discipline currently and inform future strategies to prevent and address this.

There are 29 questions in this web-based confidential survey. We anticipate this short survey will take less than 15 minutes of your time. By completing this survey, you are consenting to participate in this study. No identifying information will be collected or reported. At the end of the survey, you may answer an optional question to provide your email address and indicate an interest in being contacted in the future for more in-depth thoughts on burnout in our field. Other than contributing to our field's knowledge in this area, there are no other benefits to participation.

We anticipate to publish the aggregated findings. The link to the survey is at: http://bit.ly/HPMburnout

Thank you for your time. We look forward to receiving your responses.

Janet Bull MD FAAHPM
Arif Kamal, MD, AAHPM Research SIG Chair
Amy Abernethy, MD FAAHPM, AAHPM President
This survey was reviewed and approved by the AAHPM Research Committee, SCC and Board of Directors.

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