At the GP22 conference in Melbourne at the end of November 2022, GPSA’s Director of Research, Dr Samia Toukhsati, presented the findings she developed with Monash University’s Dr Rebecca Kippen and GPSA’s former and current CEOs, Glen Wallace and Carla Taylor.
The aim of GPSA’s study was to explore the wellbeing and selfcare of GP supervisors in Australia.
The method included use of the 16-item Oldenburg Burnout Inventory to evaluate disengagement and exhaustion through a procedure involving:
Burnout impacts over 70% of GP supervisors
Modifiable personal risk factors include:
Benefit of increasing personal agency to set boundaries: empowerment and choice
Burnout represents a systemic workplace and workforce problem
Change needed at the sector level, requiring a systems and government response(7)
THIS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THE RESEARCH GPSA UNDERTAKES IN OUR EFFORT TO DEVELOP BEST PRACTICE RESOURCES, CREATE POLICIES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF GP TRAINING CONDITIONS, AND ADVOCATE ON BEHALF OF OUR MEMBERS.
TO REPRESENT YOU FAITHFULLY, WE NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICE. PLEASE CONSIDER PARTICIPATING IN OUR MEMBER SURVEYS AND RESEARCH INTERVIEWS, AND REACH OUT TO US WITH ANY ISSUES / CONCERNS / QUERIES AT SUPPORT@GPSA.ORG.AU.S
Date reviewed: 01 December 2022
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