Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to develop, describe, and evaluate burnout curricula using meditation as a burnout reduction strategy. Method: The Maslach Burnout Inventory was the survey method used to assess PA student’s levels of burnout after completing developed burnout curricula. Results: The results showed no relationship between burnout curricula completion and rates of student burnout. However, the findings showed burnout differences across the three cohorts of student classes. Conclusion: While limited by only the three cohorts of students, the study affirmed the need for faculty to stay attuned to aspects of student burnout.
The authors would like to thank Rolph Van Anders for providing meditation coaching.
Chappell RN, Hebert G, Weydert A. An Investigation of Burnout and the Use of Meditation as Means of Prevention in In a Program of Study for Physician Assistants. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2023 Mar 20;21(2), Article 4.