Burn Out Research

Physicians faced heavy workload and frequent stressful on-call duties with sleep-deprivation. Severe job stress in physicians has great negative impacts on personal mental health, physician-patient communication, job satisfaction and quality and safety of patient care.  Recently, in Taiwan litigation and criminalization related to medical malpractice lead to imbalance of medical professional specialty distribution. In this review article, we discussed the risk factors and indicators for physician’s job stress.

Publication

1. Physiological and psychological impacts on male medical interns during on-call duty.


Lin YH, Kuo TB, Ho YC, Lin SH, Liu CY, Yang CC.
Stress. 2012 Jan;15(1):21-30.

2. Gender differences in cardiac autonomic modulation during medical internship.


Lin YH, Chen CY, Lin SH, Liu CH, Weng WH, Kuo TB, Yang CC.
Psychophysiology. 2013 Jun;50(6):521-7.

3. On-call duty effects on sleep-state physiological stability in male medical interns.


Lin YH, Ho YC, Lin SH, Yeh YH, Liu CY, Kuo TB, Yang CC, Yang AC.
PloS one. 2013 Jun 4;8(6):e65072.

4. Prevalent hallucinations during medical internships: phantom vibration and ringing syndromes.


Lin YH, Lin SH, Li P, Huang WL, Chen CY.
PloS one. 2013 Jun 10;8(6):e65152.

5. A dimensional approach to the phantom vibration and ringing syndrome during medical internship.


Lin YH, Chen CY, Li P, Lin SH.
Journal of psychiatric research. 2013 Sep;47(9):1254-8.

6. Possible association between phantom vibration syndrome and occupational burnout.


Chen CP, Wu CC, Chang LR, Lin YH.
Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment. 2014 Dec 4;10:2307-14.

7. The role of the harm avoidance personality in depression and anxiety during the medical internship.


Chen CY, Lin SH, Li P, Huang WL, Lin YH.
Medicine. 2015;94(2):e389.

8. The process of coping with stress by Taiwanese medical interns: a qualitative study.


Liu CH, Tang WR, Weng WH, Lin YH, Chen CY.
BMC medical education. 2016 Jan 12;16:10.

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