Burden of burnout and depression in residents
Ophthalmology residents across the U.S. face a substantial burden of burnout and depression
A study led by Brown University researchers has found that ophthalmology residents across the U.S. face a substantial burden of burnout and depression, which may affect both the residents themselves and the quality of care they deliver .
The study, which involved a survey of ophthalmology residents completing their graduate medical training , suggests there are opportunities for the specialty’s residency programs to improve and promote wellnessinitiatives, from nutritional seminars to exercise classes and one-on-one counseling.
A majority of the survey’s respondents—68 percent—reported problems with depression, burnout or suicide in their residency programmess within the past year.
The results were published in JAMA Ophthalmology.