Friday, July 12, 2024

Clinical Burnout in O & P

Gerald Stark

Hey OANDP-L Community!

Hopefully the COVID restrictions are beginning to relax where you are and you are able to provide care with a greater degree of freedom. Along with so many things, you were probably thinking, “Gosh, it has been some time since Gerry Stark has sent me a strange survey to take!” Well….even if that wasn’t the case, I wanted to ask you all about clinical burnout, because I think this may be an important factor as we move forward.

I have taken a short 6-question survey and adapted it a bit to Orthotics and Prosthetics. Please answer as honestly as to how you feel right now. If you want to score your self-add up the scores in the Likert scale from 1-5 from “Rarely” to “Very Often” for each question then add them up. Here is the scoring guideline to give you an idea as to your level of anxiety:

15-18 No sign of burnout here
19-32 Low sign of burnout here, unless some factors are particularly high.
33-49 Be careful — you may be at risk of burnout, particularly if several scores are high
50-59 You are at great risk of burnout— you need to do attend to the major factors
60-75 You are at severe risk or are burned out—you are in urgent need of change.

Here is the link and feel free to make comments at the end. I will keep it open for a couple of weeks. As always I will post the results for you!

Thank you in advance!

Gerry Stark

Gerald Stark, Ph.D, MSEM, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)
Senior Clinical Specialist


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