Burnout syndrome (BOS), characterized by exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced satisfaction in performance, has been associated with increased job turnover, reduced patient satisfaction, and decreased quality of care. It affects physicians and nurses alike, particularly in high acuity areas. In response to alarming rates of BOS, the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC), comprised of four U.S. professional and scientific societies, issued a call to action, advocating for healthy work environments (HWE), where mutal respect between team members occurs. HWE, supported by six evidence-based relationship focused standards of care, empower nurses and their colleagues to practice to their full potential. The purpose of this paper is to report pilot study findings related to the effectiveness of a critical care interprofessional education (IPE) intervention on pre-licensure medical and nursing students to develop knowledge regarding the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) standards of HWE and to develop confidence regarding practice in interprofessional teams.
Friend, PhD, MN, RN, Mary Louanne and Friend, MD, FAAFP, Richard D.
"An Ounce of Prevention: Interprofessional Education, Burnout Syndrome, and Healthy Work Environments: A Pilot Study,"
Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE): Vol. 9
, Article 4.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jcipe/vol9/iss1/4