Preserving Resilience for Prevention of Burnout in Anesthesiology Residents as Frontline Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Report of Real-life Experiences of Professionalism and Mentoring in Medical Education
Objective: During the COVID-19 pandemic, burnout of healthcare workers, including anesthetists, has become a critical issue. This study aimed to provide a practical framework for decreasing and preventing burnout among anesthesiology residents through preserving their good mental health.
Materials and methods: Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, anesthesiology residents have been members of medical teams with the attending staff, senior residents, and partner residents. Besides, the following measures were taken to reduce burnout: providing financial support for the attending staff to procure personal protective equipment (PPE), rearrangement of work schedules to reduce the workload, holding training sessions in virtual meetings, and improving the social network system for reducing burnout.
Results: The interventional program could help anesthesiology residents to adapt to or cope with the healthcare system status and also prevent burnout. Moreover, development of empathy, integrity, and cohesion in the healthcare system motivated the staff to comply with the principles of medical professionalism.
Conclusion: During the current health crisis due to COVID-19, it is essential to implement specific interventional and training programs for decreasing or preventing burnout among healthcare workers.
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|Issue||Vol 16, No 4 (December 2022)|
|Burnout Anesthesia Residents COVID-19 Professionalism Medical Education Resilience Mentoring|
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