Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on burnout syndrome in family doctors

Volodymyr Kramarchuk, Pavlo Kolesnyk, Hanna Batsiura, Albina Zharkova, Natalia Zaverukha, Vladyslav Berezniakov, Iuliia Perig

Keywords: burnout syndrome, covid-19, family doctors

Doctors of all specialties are more or less susceptible to professional burnout syndrome. Many of the factors that contribute to its progression have long been known: the psychological atmosphere in the work collective, responsibility for the result of work, work overload, age (especially for doctors aged 20 to 40), intense perception of professional responsibilities.

Research questions:
How did the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and vaccine problems affect burnout?

Online questioning of family doctors using the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). The procedure takes no more than 10 minutes, it is quite simple

The results will assess the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the emotional state of primary care physicians, and will also provide relevant data on the prevalence of professional burnout syndrome.

The Covid-19 pandemic is most likely to have a negative impact on primary care physicians and hasten the burnout process. The results will increase efforts to provide psychological assistance to family doctors.

Points for discussion:
Has the Covid-19 epidemic affected the psychological state of family doctors?

How to provide psychological support to family doctors?

Free online consultations for family doctors who are under increased stress and need psychological help as an effective prevention tool