Take the Burnout among Hospital Pharmacists in Canada survey

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You are invited to participate in a national survey, Burnout among Hospital Pharmacists in Canada, conducted as part of a Pharmacy Residency Project at Horizon Health Network to examine the phenomenon of burnout in Canadian hospital pharmacists. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of burnout among hospital pharmacists in Canada and identify precipitating factors associated with it. Burnout, as per the World Health Organization, is defined as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,” that is characterized by three dimensions: “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one’s job or feelings of negativism, and reduced professional efficacy.”

Existing literature from a variety of healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, supports the presence of healthcare provider burnout and its association with negative outcomes. The implications of burnout have been noted to extend beyond healthcare providers and have been associated with decreased quality of patient care, increased medication errors, and increased anticipated job turnover, thus highlighting its potential to impact patient safety.

No personal identifiers will be asked during the survey to ensure anonymity and participation is voluntary. This study follows the requirements of the Saint John Regional Hospital’s Research Ethics Board.

The results of this study may lead to a better understanding of burnout amongst hospital pharmacists in Canada and the risk factors associated with burnout. This information can be used to help identify strategies and institutional resources to minimize burnout and to optimize productivity, satisfaction, and broader issues such as patient care and safety.

Canadian hospital pharmacists are being asked to complete the survey, which will take approximately 30 minutes.

The survey will be open until April 2nd, 2020 

If you have any questions or are experiencing issues with the survey link, please contact Courtney.Blue@HorizonNB.ca